The original story from Tuesday morning is below.

A 17-year-old homicide suspect is apparently at-large, according to a shelter-in-place alert sent to people’s phones in the Twin Cities on Tuesday morning.

People in Ramsey, Hennepin and Dakota counties got the alert. However, it apparently wasn’t intended to go to everyone – with the incident happening in Roseville, according to reports. A second alert was sent out later saying the shelter in place is only for Roseville in the area of Highway 36 and Snelling to Larpenteur and Victoria.

The first shelter in place alert sent Tuesday morning.

The Mendota Heights Police Department posted on Facebook to say there is “No threat in Dakota County. There is a barricaded suspect in Ramsey County and the alert was accidently sent to everyone and their brother.”

The second shelter in place alert sent Tuesday morning.

“We just got the alert at the PD and it is the first we are hearing about it. We will try and find out what is going on. Standby,” the police department said.

New Brighton Public Safety also said the alert does not affect New Brighton, adding it’s happening in Roseville, in the area of County Road B and Lexington Avenue.


This is a developing story.