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Authorities apprehend Alexandria man after Mountain Lake standoff

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- An Alexandria man who had made threats to law enforcement and himself was apprehended last week in Mountain Lake without incident after a more than 10-hour standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies.

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MOUNTAIN LAKE - An Alexandria man who had made threats to law enforcement and himself was apprehended last week in Mountain Lake without incident after a more than 10-hour standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies.

According to a Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office press release, the sheriff’s office was notified that Timothy A. Lovrien, 33, had fled his Alexandria residence Feb. 15 before police could respond to a reported domestic assault. A warrant from Douglas County was issued, and the Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office was advised that Lovrien was potentially headed toward Mountain Lake.

At approximately 1:15 p.m. Feb. 15, the High Risk Entry and Arrest Team (HEAT) was activated and assisted at the scene, which was at a rural residence northwest of Lakefield.

Lovrien was arrested around 11 p.m. that evening.

The Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Mountain Lake Police Department, Mountain Lake Ambulance, Mountain Lake Public Works, Windom Police Department, Murray County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota DNR and its regional HEAT Team.  

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Lovrien was booked into Cottonwood County Jail and was later transported to Douglas County Jail, where he was to be held pending the outcome of a commitment file.

He’s facing two counts of felony threats of violence; and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault as a result of last week’s incident. The charges stem from earlier Feb. 15, when Lovrien was allegedly involved in an argument and struck his mother on the head at their Alexandria residence.

Law enforcement was called to the situation, as Lovrien’s parents and law enforcement were aware of his decompensating mental health.

Lovrien has another pending case that was filed in June 2017 after he allegedly assaulted a family member, and then pulled out a long gun in a zippered case and threatened to shoot the responding officer.

The criminal complaints note that Lovrien posts about violence daily and provided a list of example statements.

He was committed to the commissioner of human services in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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