Mankato standoff ends 'safely' after more than 24 hours

An incident involving shots fired in the Hilltop Lane area of Mankato that prompted a large police presence Tuesday ended "safely" after more than 24 hours.

Mankato police say both the man and his son were uninjured and are safe. No other details were released. 

The Standoff

According to Mankato police, at around 4:45 p.m., officers attempted to apprehend a suspect on the 2200 block of Marwood Drive related to an ongoing investigation into the welfare of a missing father and a 2-year-old child. The father and child had been reported missing in late March.

The suspect fled on foot and during the pursuit, fired a gun in the direction of the pursuing officer, who was not injured, according to authorities. 

The suspect ran into a nearby apartment building, while authorities attempted to negotiate a safe resolution.