Saturday, September 21, 2013

One person is dead after reports of gunshots at an">Eden Prairie apartment, setting off more than four hours of negotiations between police and a possible barricaded suspect.

Dozens of officers and SWAT teams converged on the apartment after Eden Prairie Police were called there about 7 a.m. due to possible shots fired. But they were unable to reach the occupants inside, police spokeswoman Katie Bengtson said.

About 11 a.m., police confirmed one person was dead in the apartment on the 8600 block of Magnolia Trail, but Bengtson said they were still investigating a possible barricaded suspect.

Police haven't yet released details on the victim, suspect or whether other people are in the apartment, but are investigating the incident as a homicide, she said. Nearby residents have been evacuated as a precaution.

An Edina SWAT team and police from Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Bloomington are all on the scene helping Eden Prairie Police.

"It's evolving as we speak," Bengtson said Saturday morning.

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Kelly Smith * 612-673-4141

Twitter: @kellystrib

Source: Startribune

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