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UPDATE: Multiple Police Departments Called to Plymouth Standoff Friday Night

For the second time in a week a standoff shut down a neighborhood in the northwestern suburbs.

Update Jan. 28, 2013

At approximately 4:56 p.m. Jan. 25, Plymouth Police officers responded to a welfare check on the 400 block of Zachary Lane. Officers were unable to make contact with the individual and entered the residence where they located a deceased male, according to the Plymouth Police.

The incident remains under investigation.

Original post Jan. 25, 2013

UPDATE: The standoff, according to police scanners, ended around 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

A report is pending

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Plymouth Police, Hennepin County Sheriff's Department officers and Maple Grove Police were on the scene of a tense standoff Friday night west of the intersection of Interstate 394 and Hopkins Crossroads. 

The incident has shutdown roads near the interstate, but hasn't closed down 394 itself. 

Police scanners indicated the standoff started around 6:30 p.m. and authorities moved quickly to shut down the neighborhoods surrounding the area, as New Hope Police, Minnetonka Police and Plymouth Reserve Officers have been brought in.

Police have also requested the Edina Bearcat from the Southwest Co-op of Departments, based in Edina. A Minnesota State Patrol Officer was also assisting. 

Audio of the standoff can be found online, courtesy of Patch contributor Police Clips.

Patch will update this story as it develops. 

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