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Officers took up positions Friday in a neighborhood on York Drive in Woodbury. The situation, which involved threats with a weapon, ended without incident. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)

York Drive incident ends peacefully

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A tense situation Friday on York Drive ended peacefully, according to police.

Woodbury police Cmdr. John Altman said a man was taken into custody Friday afternoon following a report of a person with a knife threatening to assault someone.

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Police, who were seen moving tacticly through the neighborhood, evacuated neighboring homes. 

The suspect, hands held high, exited a York Drive multi-unit complex upon request, Altman said, noting that no one was injured during the incident.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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