Corcoran, MN (KROC-AM News)- Minnesota Authorities have released more information regarding a 15-hour standoff near the Twin Cities. 

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Officials say the incident began around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon and concluded Thursday morning. A hostage was involved in the lengthy standoff. 

A news release issued by the Corcoran Police Department says officers responded to a report of an “unknown problem” at a residence in Corcoran, which is about 10 miles west of Maple Grove. 


Responding officers determined a person armed with a gun was inside of a building and holding another person hostage, the news release says. Police began negotiating with the suspect for several hours. 

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The armed man eventually released the hostage, who was unharmed, but stayed inside of the building and eventually stopped communicating with law enforcement, the news release says.

Information regarding the hostage's identity and connection to the suspect has not been released. 

Corcoran Police Department/Facebook
Corcoran Police Department/Facebook

The suspect then exited the building around 3:25 Thursday morning and was suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities say. 

On Thursday night, police identified the suspect as 49-year-old Ryan Strandmark. Standmark was transported from the scene to a hospital and is reported to be in critical condition. 

Officials say Strandmark has been charged with second-degree assault, felony kidnapping and threats of violence. 

The incident remains under investigation.

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