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Police in standoff at Fergus Falls home

Law enforcement officials are seen Wednesday afternoon outside the home where a standoff is taking place along East Summit Avenue in Fergus Falls. (Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor)

Fergus Falls, MN - Police have been in a standoff since noon Wednesday with a suspect at a house on East Summit Avenue between Whitford Street and Union Avenue.

Law enforcement are outside the home with weapons shouldered. It is unclear if the suspect is armed.

Early reports indicated that there may be a woman and other people in the house with the suspect, and that threats were made.

The police department is using a loud speaker to communicate with the suspect. About every 15 minutes, they are repeating the phrase, “This is the Fergus Falls Police Department. You are under arrest. Put down your weapon, and come out of the house with your hands up and you will not be harmed.”

Streets around the standoff are blocked in every direction.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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