North Mankato man facing charges after standoff 13 Aug 18

A North Mankato man is facing felony charges after a standoff Friday night.  North Mankato police received a call around 8 pm saying a man had pointed a gun at two juvenile females and then ran into his house.  The Minnesota River Valley Tacitical Response Team along with the DNR, Minnesota State Patrol, Blue Earth and Nicollet County Sheriff’s Offices and North Mankato and Mankato Police departments responded and attempted to establish communication with Scott Johnston but were unsuccessful.  Johnston was taken into custody shortly before midnight without incident.  Felony charges of 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon and threats of violence are pending