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BCA concludes investigation into Tschohl standoff

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NORTH MANKATO, Minn. -

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has completed its investigation into a North Mankato standoff that occurred back on January 17th.

Lloyd Tschohl was later shot and killed by police after he shot at officers.

Authorities were contacted to conduct a welfare check on Tschohl at his residence back in January. According to police reports, relatives told police Tschohl had an alcohol problem and that he was homicidal.
 
Eventually, a tactical-response team was dispatched to Tschohl's home located along Lor Ray Drive.

Several attempts to communicate to Tschohl via a bullhorn were unsuccessful. Authorities later approached Tschohl's home to break a window to make sure their commands could be heard inside the house.
 
According to the BCA, officers also rammed a door to break it open. In doing so, officials say Tschohl fired a gun at them. Officers then retreated and took cover behind an armored vehicle.
 
Authorities say Tschohl later emerged from this residence here carrying 2 pistols. He subsequently raised his arms at officers and fired one shot. Authorities then returned fire, and according to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office, Tschohl was struck 11 times.
 
Chief Chris Boyer of the North Mankato Police Department released a statement saying: "The events of Thursday January 17th 2013 are portrayed accurately in the BCA report. What began as a health and welfare check requested by Mr. Tschohl's family ended tragically, when Mr. Tschohl fired on officers forcing them to defend themselves. Our sympathies go out to Mr. Tschohl's family."
 
According to the Nicollet County Attorney's Office, no charges will be filed against the officers involved in the standoff.