NORTH MANKATO —
Police decided to call in the tactical response team made up of officers from Nicollet, Blue Earth and Le Sueur counties, Boyer said.
He said shots were fired and there was a death. He said the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is conducting interviews and doing lab work at the scene and will be the agency that releases the name of the deceased at a later time.
Boyer, who said officials would provide more information on the events on Friday, would not take questions at the press briefing.
The property is owned by 83-year-old Lloyd Hodgson Tschohl, according to Nicollet County tax records. Formerly a farmstead, the home is now surrounded by apartment buildings, businesses and other development, although Tschohl’s property still contains more than 6 acres of land.
The stand-off resulted in the closing of the Lee Boulevard from the bottom of the hill to Roe Crest Drive and Lor Ray Drive for roughly one block in each direction from the scene. Hilltop schools, including South Central College, were put on alert.
By 2:45 p.m., the “soft lock-down” at SCC was lifted and Dakota Middle School students were allowed to leave at their regular dismissal time.