Some Pine Island residents ordered to shelter in place
Authorities said there was an incident involving a man experiencing a mental health crisis
PINE ISLAND, Minn. (KTTC) – Residents in Pine Island are being asked to shelter in place by local law enforcement.
Around 10:45 Saturday morning, the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call for a welfare check on a Pine Island man. Upon arrival, the man started to make threats against law enforcement and himself.
Four to five blocks are closed off around Sprie Court Southeast where the man is alone in his home. Goodhue County Sheriff deputies and a SWAT vehicles were seen near the home.
Right now, a crisis negotiating team has been on the phone negotiating for hours. Goodhue County Sheriff Marty Kelly says the situation has not escalated.
Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office published a CodeRED alert system for a shelter in place order. The alert was only meant to be send to those near the incident. Instead, the alert was send to a bigger section of the area. The Sheriff’s Office says this was a accident, and there is no cause for alarm.
“Human nature changes really readily at times. We’ve found that with negotiations with other people just in our profession. We know that. We know that things can change really quickly and our teams are ready to respond. Anyway that we need them,”
The public is not in any danger. To stay up to date with the situation, go the the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
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