Hanska Man Police Standoff 26 Jul 12

A Hanska man is in custody following a brief standoff with police earlier this week. 29-year-old Brandon Michael Hall held Mankato police at bay inside his ex-girlfriend’s apartment for about a half-hour while babysitting the woman’s 2-year-old daughter. Authorities went to the apartment after receiving an anonymous tip on Monday afternoon. Hall was wanted for kidnapping and terroristic threats after allegedly holding a knife to the woman’s throat when she broke up with him earlier this month. He had been placed on Mankato’s Most Wanted list after failing to appear at a court hearing. Now he faces an additional gross misdemeanor charge for endangering a child. Conditional bail has been set at $75,000.