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Rochester police train for standoff situations

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- With all the attention on the law enforcement manhunt in Boston, local officials here in Rochester say they're well prepared for standoff situations as well-- like the one that took place on Broadway Avenue Wednesday night.

Rochester police captain John Sherwin told us Emergency Response Teams train for such instances on a monthly basis, and attend drill training sessions each fall. In addition, members of the team are required to pass an annual physical test as well.

Captain Sherwin went on to say that in the event of a stand off, their first priority is to get the person to surrender and not force the issue, such as the case Wednesday night.

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