Duluth police arrested a 41-year-old domestic assault suspect who allegedly barricaded himself inside an apartment for seven hours early Monday.
Authorities were called to the 200 block of East Second Street on the report of a domestic disturbance at approximately 2:10 a.m., according to a news release. Officers learned that the suspect had allegedly threatened a female acquaintance and broken out a window on her car.
Police said they attempted to speak with the man, but he entered his apartment and refused to leave, leading to the deployment of the department's Crisis Negotiation Team.
"Based on the containment of the suspect in his apartment, officers did not immediately identify a threat to the general public and were able to notify residents in adjoining apartments of the evolving incident," the release stated.
The suspect remained "uncooperative" after several hours, police said, and "non-lethal tactics" were used to take him into custody at approximately 9:30 a.m.
The suspect was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and then booked at the St. Louis County Jail on preliminary charges of domestic assault, threats of violence, and criminal damage to property.
The News Tribune generally does not identify suspects until they have been formally charged.
The Crisis Negotiation Team was recently deployed to the scene of a six-hour standoff in West Duluth, where a 30-year-old man was arrested without major incident following an alleged crime spree that resulted in 21 charges.