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Police safely remove man holed-up in basement

A Red Wing man is in jail after a standoff with authorities.

At approximately 9 p.m. Dec. 15, the Red Wing Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 700 Block of Jefferson Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a male and female fighting on a front porch at 703 Jefferson St.

Seeing police, the man later identified as Tony Lee Allen Storing, 37, fled into the house, officers said. The female then told officers there was a gun in the residence.

Officers established a perimeter around the house and called for the assistance of the Goodhue County Emergency Response and the Crisis Negotiations teams.

Once the Emergency Response Team and negotiators arrived, they entered the residence and established communications with Storing, who had retreated to the basement.

Storing said that he wanted to end it all and negotiators said they maintained communications for approximately two hours when they determined that he would not come out of the basement. Officers located three handguns with ammunition on the first floor.

Using numerous less lethal options, they eventually apprehended the man, Police Chief Roger Pohlman said in a statement.

The streets were cordoned off. At least one nextdoor neighbor was evacuated for safety reasons.

Using an automated telephone system, authorities alerted neighborhood residents to stay indoors. Using the same system, people were informed at approximately 1:45 a.m. that the incident had been resolved.

Storing was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing for treatment and then turned over to the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center on charges of domestic assault, fifth-degree assault, disorderly conduct and obstruct legal process.

Red Wing Police Department was assisted by the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Response Team, Goodhue County Crisis Negotiations Team and the Red Wing Fire Department Ambulance.

Anne Jacobson

Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 

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