On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 1721 hours, the Aitkin PD along with the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300th Block of 4th Avenue Northwest in the City of Aitkin. The initial report was an intoxicated person with a weapon possibly walking or driving in town. Once the vehicle was located the officers responded accordingly, creating a perimeter, and evacuating necessary homes in the surrounding area. The officers quickly determined the threat was not as severe as reported and appropriately reacted to diffuse the situation which resulted without incident. There is no threat to the public.

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