1 arrested after hours-long St. Paul standoff:


ST. PAUL, Minnesota — St. Paul Police say a 32-year-old man is in custody after a knife standoff Saturday afternoon.

Police said officers were called to a domestic incident around 3:30 p.m. at a residence on the 400 block of Hope Street.

Police say the arriving officers were confronted by a man with a knife.

“The other residents of the house were led away and the place was secured with a perimeter. Saint Paul Police SWAT and negotiators were called,” police told TBEN.

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At one point, the suspect tried to start a house fire.

“Saint Paul Fire was able to cut off the natural gas pipeline to the house and bring the fire under control,” police said.

The suspect was arrested around 9 p.m. after a search warrant was obtained.

“A potentially tragic situation was avoided,” police said.

He was medically assessed for possible smoke exposure and then admitted to the Ramsey County Jail.

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Police say the man is awaiting charges in connection with the domestic incident and the fire.