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More information revealed about standoff on farm near Lyle


LYLE, Minn. (KTTC) -- We are learning more about what really happened Wednesday at a farm near Lyle after police were called to a domestic disturbance involving a man with a shotgun.

A farm near Lyle became the focus of law enforcement Wednesday after 42-year-old Brian Jansen was reportedly carrying around a shotgun, causing a response to a domestic dispute.

After police responded to the domestic disturbance, Jansen ran into a neighboring cornfield to hide from police, and that is where the chase began.

According to the investigation by the Minnesota Department of Safety's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Jansen was missing in the field for two hours but then reappeared.

Early reports showed he taken down by a Taser and gunshot to the arm by Deputy Jason Bresser after being threatened with the shotgun. However, Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi says Jansen told officials the injury on his arm was already there before the incident.

Deputy Bresser is on standard administrative leave and Jansen was transported to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin, treated and sent to Mower County Jail.

A neighbor knew something was wrong in their area immediately.

"My son and I were playing ball in the front yard and it was probably about three o'clock I noticed a sheriff drive by on our road, which doesn't happen ever," said Sherry Heard a neighbor who lives one block from Jansen. "So we kind of walked to the end of the drive just to see what was going on."

Heard is also a member of the London Township first responders, so she went to the scene to investigate.

"They were called to stand by with water, they said that they didn't need any help at the time. They said they weren't really sure what was going on but they were called to stand by so we just offered our help and they said they were fine."

With the investigation complete, the next step is to officially place charges against a shotgun-wielding man who quickly got everyone's attention.

Those charges are expected to be handed down Friday in Mower County District Court after the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension hands over their findings to the Mower County Attorney's Office.

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