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Domestic disturbance in Alexandria leads to gunshots, arrest

A domestic disturbance in Alexandria Monday led to gunshots and an arrest.

At about 3:15 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to 700 Janes Circle Drive in Alexandria in reference to a domestic disturbance between a husband and wife.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that the husband had already left the residence.

It was determined that the wife was still inside the home and had allegedly brandished a firearm in the husband’s presence and at some point actually discharged the firearm multiple times in the home, according to the sheriff’s office.

Law enforcement agencies set up a perimeter around the house and started talking with the wife, telling her to come outside to speak with deputies.

A short time later, Angie Mae Rustand, 46, came out of the house and was arrested for domestic assault and reckless discharge of a firearm.

The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate.

Assisting with the initial response were the Alexandria Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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