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Man, 42, Charged In Fridley Standoff; Bail Set At $3M

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A 42-year-old man is facing multiple charges of assault in connection to a Fridley standoff on Dec. 30, 2014, the Anoka County Attorney's Office announced Friday.

Eugene Ryan Boos faces three counts of first-degree assault against a Peace Officer, three counts of second-degree assault and three counts of possession of a pistol by a prohibited person.

According to the criminal complaint, on the day of the incident, authorities were trying to locate Boos, who broke parole after being out of prison a few months. He had spent 17 years in prison after being convicted for stabbing a man to death in downtown Minneapolis in 1994.

Fridley police were called to the apartment building on Island Drive to check on the welfare of children within the apartment building. In the apartment, they found a woman and several children. They then learned that Boos was in a back bedroom. After learning there was someone else in the bedroom with Boos, police cleared out the rest of occupants.

When officers ordered Boos to surrender himself peacefully, he allegedly threatened to shoot officers with armor piercing round and also threatened to shoot the woman in the bedroom with him. Police then evacuated the rest of the apartment building.

At one point, Boos pointed his handgun at a deputy, who then shot Boos in the hand and wrist, the complaint said.

After five hours of negotiation and Boos refusing to comply with the SWAT team, SWAT officers entered the apartment and arrested Boos, who needed medical attention from gunshot wounds. The woman who was inside the room with Boos said she was there voluntarily and not armed.

Police recovered three pistols in the apartment.

"We are grateful that no one was killed," Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo said. "Law enforcement did an outstanding job of resolving this dangerous situation."

Boos' bail was set at $3,000,000 and his next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 4, 2015.

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