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October 22, 2013

Man arrested for alleged burglary, gun threat

Suspect arrested in North Mankato

MANKATO — A 22-year-old North Mankato man was arrested at his home and jailed Monday afternoon after allegedly breaking into a Mankato man's residence and threatening him with a handgun.

The 22-year-old victim called police at about 12:45 p.m. to report a man he knew had broken into his house at 1034 Thompson Ravine Road. He reported Matthew James Holbrook, 22, forced his way into the house, brandished a handgun and threatened and assaulted him, said Sgt. Adam Gray of the Mankato Department of Public Safety. The victim did not require medical attention.

Holbrook left in a motor vehicle before officers arrived. Officers in North Mankato were contacted and asked to watch Holbrook's residence at 609 Lakeview St. Holbrook was located there at about 1:05 p.m., so the North Mankato officers requested assistance from Mankato police and Blue Earth County sheriff's deputies before making an arrest, Gray said.

"We do that with anything involving a firearm," he said. "At their request we sent our officers over with Blue Earth County."

Holbrook was arrested without incident, Gray said. He is in the Blue Earth County Jail. Officers have requested charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and making terroristic threats.

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