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Forum News Service, Published October 30 2013

35-year-old in custody after lockdown in Red Lake

RED LAKE, Minn. - A 35-year-old man was peacefully taken into custody here Wednesday morning after a lockdown of the hospital and local schools.

The Red Lake Department of Public Safety responded to a 911 call Wednesday after a man barricaded himself inside a residence near the Red Lake Hospital. He was reportedly the lone occupant of the residence and suicidal. He was in possession of a long-barreled rifle, which was recovered after officers made entry into the residence, authorities said.

The Red Lake Department of Public Safety placed the Indian Health Service Hospital and local school districts on a lockdown status as a precautionary measure between 9:07 a.m. and about 11:30 a.m.

According to law enforcement, the man was taken into custody without injury to himself or officers. He did not threaten officers.

The man faces several charges in addition to a mental health evaluation.