Law enforcement officers responded to a report of gunfire in the city of Kiester shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Memorial Day.
According to a press release by the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office, a perimeter was set up around the home and negotiation techniques were used for about three hours.
“It was a domestic disturbance,” says Chief Deputy Scott Adams. “A husband and wife were inside the house.”
The South Central Drug Investigation Unit (SCDIU) SWAT and Negotiation Team was called to the scene and after brief negotiations the occupants of the residence were safely removed.
No gunshots were fired at law officers or anyone else, says Adams, but they asked for help because they were unable to make contact with those in the house.
“The SWAT team and their negotiators were the proper avenue to take in the best interest of public safety,” he says, adding that about 20 members of the SCDIU unit responded.
No one was arrested during the incident, says Adams, and there is currently no risk to the public.
Adams says authorities recovered a 9mm gun, cap gun and a BB gun and the incident is still under investigation. Also assisting at the scene was the Wells Police Department.