Woman arrested after gunshot leads to standoff at Burnsville home, police say

Reports of gunshot at a Burnsville residence Saturday night led to an eight-hour standoff, a shelter-in-place order and the evacuation of nearby homes, police said.

The standoff ended with one arrest and minor injuries to two law enforcement officers, according to a press release from the Burnsville police department. The officers injured were from the Tri-City Tactical Team.

At about 8:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a gunshot near the 15800 block of Buck Hill Road. After determining that the woman who allegedly fired the gun was still inside the home, a shelter-in-place order was issued and a few nearby homes were evacuated.

Officers spent the night attempting to contact and negotiate with the woman.

At about 4:30 a.m., a K9 officer was used to take the woman into custody. She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two officers who received minor injuries were also taken to the hospital for medical attention.

Authorities say there is no ongoing threat to the public.

Law enforcement agencies from Bloomington, Lakeville, Eagan, Apple Valley, Plymouth and Savage responded to help, as well as Dakota County, Hennepin County and Tri-City tactical team.

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