A neighborhood in Sauk Centre was on lockdown Sunday while police responded to a domestic situation involving a man making threatening statements and holding a 9-year-old child inside a home.
The standoff began after a woman said her husband assaulted her. After more than two hours, the child was safely released from the home on the 600 block of Pine Street South.
Negotiations with the man continued for two more hours, during which he fired one shot from the home. At 4:20 p.m., the man surrendered. He was arrested and booked in the Stearns County jail on charges of terroristic threats, domestic assault and assault. No one was injured.
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office and St. Cloud SWAT team helped with the response, as did the Minnesota State Patrol and several area police departments.
Sauk Centre is about 25 miles southeast of Alexandria.