NISSWA — A 46-year-old Nisswa area man was arrested Wednesday following a report of a physical domestic at a residence near Lake Hubert in Lake Edward Township where the man was armed with a hand gun. Members of the Crow Wing County Sheriff Tactical Team had to talk the man down.
Formal charges are pending against Mark Anthony Mundem with the Crow Wing County attorney’s office for fifth-degree assault, disorderly conduct and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl said when deputies arrived at the residence located on County Road 13, not far from County Road 137 near Nisswa they heard a male and female arguing inside the home. Dahl said when the deputies entered the home they saw the man in possession of a hand gun. Dahl said deputies were able to remove the woman, Mundem’s wife, from the home and she was transported to Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd for non-life-threatening injuries.
Dahl said Mundem was threatening his own life, so deputies backed off and the tactical team was called in to begin negotiations with the man. Dahl said negotiators were able to talk to the man several times, while he was confined in the home. Dahl said they developed a rapport with Mundem and over a period of time, he surrendered and walked out of the home, where he was placed under arrest. The man was in custody at around 9:50 a.m.
“These situations are volatile and anything can happen,” said Dahl. “A person who is suicidal can also be homicidal, but it worked out good. This is what we train for. There were no shots fired and no one else got hurt.”
The physical domestic call was reported at 2:27 a.m. The incident resulted in the closing a segment of County Road 13.
Assisting the Crow Wing County’s Crow Wing County Sheriff were the Crosslake and Nisswa police departments and North Memorial ambulance.
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