St. Michael, MN  (KROC-AM News) - An ongoing armed standoff in central Minnesota was approaching 36 hours at noon Wednesday.

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The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says officers were called to a residence in St. Michael early Tuesday on a report of a man and woman arguing while the man was holding a rifle.

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Deputies have attempted to apprehend the suspect. The sheriff's office says the man earlier fired several rounds at officers.

 

The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Brandon Gardas. Authorities say he has active arrest warrants and is a convicted felon.

 

Residents in the immediate area have been ordered to evacuate and traffic is being rerouted.

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