Here's footage of the end of a 4-hour police standoff in Roseville

Categories: Crime, Police
RosevilleStandoff.jpg
The incident occurred at a home near the intersection of Rice Street and County Road B.
Talk about a coincidence.

Yesterday, Little Canada resident Andrew Henderson was returning home from the University of Minnesota, where he'd been talking to students about volunteering for an anti-police brutality group, when he noticed a heavy police presence at a house about a mile down the street, just across the border in Roseville.

See also:
Here's video of massive brawl that has Roseville cops blasting LA Fitness for lax security

"There was a whole bunch of police vehicles," Henderson tells us. "When I passed by, I thought, something big is going on."

So, as he's wont to do, Henderson, who has gotten in trouble for filming emergency personnel before, broke out his camera.

At first, Henderson and other folks assembled across the street to watch the incident unfold thought the standoff might have something to do with Ty Hoffman, the murder suspect who has reportedly been sighted everywhere from Thunder Bay to Blaine to Mystic Lake in recent weeks. But eventually one onlooker checked their phone and informed others police were actually after 33-year-old Geoffrey McCloskey, a Wisconsin resident who was wanted on two felony warrants for fleeing police officers.

Officers received a tip just after noon that McCloskey was staying at a home at 2147 Rice Street, Roseville police say. But when officers went to the house to arrest him, McCloskey fled to a bedroom in the home's lower level and attempted to escape out a window. When that didn't work out, he barricaded himself in the room and refused to leave.

At that point, East Metro SWAT was summoned to the scene to help apprehend McCloskey. Henderson's footage captures them tossing a stun grenade into the home, but the next part of the drama happened off camera, unfortunately.

"At approximately 4:30 p.m. McCloskey attempted to escape his barricaded room via an open garage door," a release from the Roseville Police Department says. "When McCloskey failed to follow officer orders to peacefully surrender, he aggressively charged perimeter officers and was taken into custody only after being shot with one less than lethal round to his lower extremities."

McCloskey was taken to Regions Hospital for treatment, with his next stop being the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center.

Here's McCloskey's mugshot from a July 2014 arrest:

McCloskey.jpg

And here's Henderson's footage (you can hear the stun grenade being tossed right around the 4:15 mark):



We asked Henderson, who works as a welder but is the cop watch coordinator for Communities United Against Police Brutality, how he thinks officers handled themselves during the standoff.

"I think they did a great job with this one," Henderson tells us. "They didn't have too much of an overwhelming presence right in front of the suspect's house, most of it was tucked on a different street, so they didn't show [too much force] to either scare the guy or make him do something irrational when he sees that many people."

Roseville police say that in addition to his active warants, McCloskey will likely be charged with additional crimes related to obstructing legal process and failing to obey a police officer.

No officers or bystanders were injured during the standoff.

Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.





Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
31 comments
Bailey Staben
Bailey Staben

Not saying they did anything wrong in apprehending the guy (sounds pretty textbook to me) but I wish they would of said more than he had a warrant for not obeying a police officer. I have no idea what that means. Could it be as simple as he didn't respond to the officers request for his name? Or maybe it's a lot more? Leaves a lot to the imagination.

Chris Gliedman
Chris Gliedman

Wont is the correct usage. It means having a tendency to do something. Won't is a contraction of the words will and not.

liberal
liberal

Nice of them to use such restraint against a white guy. Funny how that works.
(I'm white - so don't go there)

Chris Porto
Chris Porto

They seem more like police masquerading as soldiers to me.

Carrie Graf
Carrie Graf

Sounds like they did an excellent job! They were able to make the arrest without any major injuries to anyone. Deadly force is not always necessary, this is an excellent example.

Carrie Graf
Carrie Graf

I am less concerned with what they wear than what they DO, John. In this case they did an excellent job of arresting the suspect by using non lethal force. This is not a situation to be critical of.

Nolan Murphy
Nolan Murphy

Seems perfect to me, the guy is in custody.

Enelya Clarke
Enelya Clarke

"As he's won't to do" who wrote this?! Fix your grammar errors!

Keyser Soze
Keyser Soze

John in case you haven't been paying attention, people kill police officers. It's called personal protective equipment. Just like a firefighter puts on an SCBA, turn out gear, and carries an axe or halligan, the police sometimes wear camo, vests, and deploy long guns. Also on special occasions the police use boats and personal watercraft. I'm sure this will lead to them being criticized for trying to be too much like Baywatch. How about bicycles? When they are riding bicycles should they be in dress uniform so as to not look like Lance Armstrong? Or mounted police? Too much like the old west for you?

Hanni Kenny
Hanni Kenny

As usual, this article is filled with errors. #fireaaronrupar

Steve Rood
Steve Rood

Strong powers of deduction on whoever gave you that chestnut of a quote.

Nichole Kmett
Nichole Kmett

Valid. Do you have explanations for all the other typos and errors frequently found in your articles?

Aaron Rupar
Aaron Rupar

wont: "(of a person) in the habit of doing something; accustomed." You learn something everyday, right?

John Bunch
John Bunch

Why do cops dress in green camo? Could they just humor me and pretend to not be soldiers masquerading as police?

Nichole Kmett
Nichole Kmett

"...So, as he's wont to do..." Proofread before publishing much?

_Joe_
_Joe_

Learn a little something about the language you profess to speak.

ForwardPride
ForwardPride

Actually Aaron used "wont" (without the apostraphe) quite correctly to mean "accustomed"--as he mentions in his comment below.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

I don't get the camo thing at all. There are very few times where it'd be appropriate.


For the record people do shoot cops, but those are very rare incidents. Garbage men/women have a more dangerous job, as do farmers, construction laborers, loggers and Iron workers. Police officers are well compensated for the "danger" their jobs present as well. The can retire with full pensions after twenty years,  a co-worker's husband is turning 50 and retiring with full pension. He has just over twenty years on the job. Sweet deal, state pays his health insurance for the rest of his life too. To be fair he was a pilot, not a lot of shooting in his end of it, but pilot is one of those jobs that is listed as more dangerous then police work. 

_Joe_
_Joe_

You're an idiot.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

@MNjoe @liberal Lower Extremities. I don't know it that was intentional or not, but as long as the arteries are missed, non-lethal.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

@liberal @henk.tobias0 @MNjoe I just watched a video of a police shooting in Michigan. It happened two years ago but police video was just release. There were 7 or eight cops, they had a guy 15 to 20 yards away, they fired 46 shots at him, 15 hit him, you could see rounds ricocheting of the pavement. THEY ALL need more gun training, most importantly when to keep the damn thing in its holster. 

Also too, the shoot each other on a regular basis. 

Now Trending

Minnesota Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...