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York Drive incident ends peacefully

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)

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.

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.

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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