NEW LONDON – A senior care facility in New London was temporarily locked down Saturday morning while law enforcement investigated a report that threats were made to family members located at an apartment on the property.
A 53-year-old man from Willmar was arrested and is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail pending formal charges.
In a news release, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department said law enforcement was initially informed that the man was possibly on the property while the threats were occurring.
As a result, law enforcement requested that Glen Oaks lockdown the facility, which they immediately did.
The lockdown lasted for about 22 minutes, according to Sheriff Eric Holien.
The suspect was arrested in Willmar, located about 14 miles south of New London.
The Sheriff’s Office said it does not believe the suspect was ever at Glen Oaks and that “there is currently no threat to the facility or community.”
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol and the Willmar Police Department.