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Published December 16, 2009, 06:06 AM

1 person shot, 2 arrested in Park Rapids standoff

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - One person is shot and wounded and two men are in jail following a police standoff in northern Minnesota Wednesday. Park Rapids Police Chief Terry Eilers (EYE'-lers) says officers were called to an apartment building on a report of a fight and shots fired. A female witness told officers a man was being held hostage and possibly threatened with a gun.

By: Chastity Walberg, WDAY

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - One person is shot and wounded and two men are in jail following a police standoff in northern Minnesota Wednesday.

Park Rapids Police Chief Terry Eilers (EYE'-lers) says officers were called to an apartment building on a report of a fight and shots fired. A female witness told officers a man was being held hostage and possibly threatened with a gun. Shots were heard and a 47-year-old man left the apartment with a gunshot wound to his leg.

He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Eilers tells WDAY the two men, who are brothers, waved knives and guns around and threatened officers. They held off SWAT officers for about 4 hours until police used tear gas to taken them into custody.

The suspects, ages 39 and 31, are being held in the Hubbard County Jail.

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