Several residents were evacuated from the 500 block of Mainstreet in Hopkins on Monday morning as SWAT members went to arrest a suspect in a felony-level Brooklyn Center assault involving a weapon, police announced.
At about 10:20 a.m. Monday, Hopkins police were asked to locate the 32-year-old man, who was known to live on the 500 block of Mainstreet.
“After officers arrived on scene, it became clear he was not going to surrender in a peaceful manner,” a Police Department news release stated.
The Hopkins SWAT Team, with help from the Eden Prairie Police SWAT Team, was called out to the scene. Nearby residents were evacuated and moved to a safe location.
After several hours of negotiation, officers used a “gas irritant” and arrested the man safely.
The Brooklyn Center Police Department is investigating the initial assault.
The following agencies helped with the call:
- Minnetonka Police Department
- Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
- Edina Police Department
- Eden Prairie Police Department
- Hennepin EMS
- Hopkins Fire Department