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Standoff With Potentially Suicidal Man Near Luverne, MN Ends Peacefully

Rock County Sheriff'Kenneth, Minnesota — A standoff in Rock County, Minnesota ended peacefully on Tuesday.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 10:30 AM, they responded to a call about a potentially suicidal man.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an acreage near the town of Kenneth, which is about eight miles northeast of Luverne.

Deputies spoke with the man, identified as 21-year-old Dean Fodness of Kenneth by use of cell phone and PA systems. Fodness agreed to come out of his location, and was taken into custody for an evaluation.

Neither Fodness nor Members of the Sheriff’s Office were injured.

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