Hunt for man with shotgun ends

Published 7:11 am Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper drives past Mower County Deputy Sheriff Mark May as authorities searched for Brian Jansen Wednesday afternoon, the suspect in a domestic altercation at a residence on 130th Street, Mower County near the Mower/Freeborn County line. Jansen was allegedly armed with a shotgun.

Police allegedly find Brian Jansen on Lyle farm

LYLE — A three-hour manhunt for a suspect with a loaded shotgun ended Wednesday with police dispatching an ambulance and the Mayo One helicopter.

Brian Jansen

Authorities allegedly found Brian Jerome Jansen, 42, at a farm near Lyle wielding a shotgun, according to the Mower County Sheriff’s office. Authorities ended the situation at about 5:40 p.m. and sent an ambulance and the Mayo One helicopter for Jansen.

A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter hovers over a cornfield where it was believed that Brian Jansen was hiding, after he was involved in a domestic altercation near 130th Street, Mower County near the Mower/Freeborn County line Wednesday afternoon.

According to Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi, Jansen was shocked with a Taser and arrested. She could not confirm if he was shot.

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Jansen was treated at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin for an undisclosed injury and has been released, according to a Mayo spokesperson. Amazi added Jansen has been put in jail.

The manhunt began around 2:45 p.m., and authorities soon surrounded a London cornfield and a State Patrol helicopter fleeced the area. Police believed Jansen was hiding in a field on 130th Street in Mower County near the Freeborn County line and carrying a shotgun loaded with slugs.

Authorities said Jansen allegedly got into a domestic dispute and grabbed the gun.

Officers from the Mower County Sheriff’s Department, Austin Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and a Department of Natural Resources conservation officer all collaborated in the search.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Mower County Sheriff’s Department have yet to confirm more information.