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Armed with assault rifles and a ballistic shield, the Goodhue County Emergency Response Team enters a house on 11th St. shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. Red Wing police said the resident, identified as Cory Koplin, barricaded himself inside after threatening to start a house on fire with a butane torch. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

Update: Red Wing man in custody after trying to burn down house

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An early morning standoff ended Thursday after a SWAT team removed a barricaded individual who threatened to burn down his Red Wing neighborhood home, authorities said.


Officers were called to a residence at 465 11th St. at approximately 4:38 a.m. after receiving a report from a neighbor that there was a small fire on the home’s front porch, according to a news release from Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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