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Mankato Man Arrested After Tactical Response Team Called In

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An area tactical response team responded to a threats call early Friday morning in Mankato. Now a 25-year-old suspect is in custody.

The incident happened at 117 Grove Street in Mankato.

Officials the suspect threatened three females with a shotgun. Authorities received the call at 4:13 Friday morning, and responded to the home.

"Upon arrival, we received information that the suspect had threatened some individuals with a shotgun and we believed he was still in the residence," said Cmdr. Pam Hermanson of the Mankato Department of Public Safety.

Josh Kruger lives across the street, and woke up from all the commotion.

"I looked out my bedroom window and we saw about a half dozen cop cars--there was a spotlight on the house across the street," Kruger said.

Later on, a tactical-response team showed up.

"It was quite intimidating--six police cars, then all of a sudden you have an armored car running up through the main street, parked in front of the house--it was quite a scene to say the least," said Kruger.

Prior to officer arrival, officials say Van Ryswyk left the residence. Later on, authorities spotted the man walking back toward the property. Police say Van Ryswyk was then taken into custody without incident.

At today's press briefing, authorities said a motive in connection to the incident has not yet been identified. No injuries were reported, and officials say charges are pending against  Van Ryswyk, who is currently being held in the Blue Earth County jail.