A suspect in a stabbing who held police at bay for more than three hours Friday in Anoka surrendered and was arrested.

Authorities were called to the Greenhaven Apartments in the 500 block of Greenhaven Road around 10 a.m. about a "person yelling for help," a dispatcher with the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said.

Numerous officers surrounded the building and an armored vehicle was brought to the site where a female suspect was holed up in an apartment.

Other residents of the complex were evacuated as authorities attempted to negotiate with the woman, who was believed to be armed, according to emergency dispatch audio. At one point, the woman told authorities that "police better shoot her before she shoots them," the audio account said.

A nearby health clinic, golf course and another apartment building were put on lockdown. An exit from Hwy. 10 to Greenhaven Drive was shut down. Anoka police asked people to avoid the area during the incident.

Police entered the apartment around 1 p.m. The suspect surrendered and was arrested, the audio said. A Sheriff's Office dispatcher confirmed the arrest. No information was available about a purported victim.