Standoff outside Burnsville Costco ends

Published 10:33 pm Thursday, July 26, 2018

BURNSVILLE — A 12-hour standoff between police and a man said to be armed with a gun has ended in the parking lot of a Costco store in Burnsville, but authorities have not yet released how the situation was resolved.

Police said the standoff ended about 5 a.m. Thursday and that there is no threat to the community. Officers were called to the store at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a suicidal man who said he had a gun. The man was sitting in a car near the store’s gas pumps.

Tactical officers from Eagan and Burnsville were among those responding to the scene as roads around the store were closed.

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