Numerous Gunshots Heard During Rural Hastings Stand-Off
Hastings, MN (KROC-AM News) - A 911 hang-up call led to what was likely a long and scary night for members of the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.
A news release from Sheriff Tim Leslie indicates deputies were sent to a rural residence near Hastings around 10 o'clock Tuesday night. After speaking with a person at the address, the deputies indicated the man did not appear to be a threat to himself or others, but around 10:30 p.m. they heard what appeared to be a gunshot. The Sheriff says, over the next hour, the deputies continued to hear gunshots, and at times, it seemed the shots were being fired at the deputies.
No injuries were reported, and the man responsible was finally taken into custody shortly after 3 AM. Sheriff Leslie says 38-year-old Brian Lusk came out of the apartment armed with a rifle. He is being held at the Dakota County Jail while the incident remains under investigation.
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