Red Wing, Mn — On March 27, 2014 at approximately 4:38 AM the Red Wing Police Department responded to a report of front porch lights on fire at 465 11th Street. Red Wing Fire Department also responded and extinguished the fire. Officers made contact with the resident of 465 11th Street and identified him as Cory Koplin. Koplin was on the porch area of the home, carrying a butane torch and threatening to set the house on fire. Koplin then retreated into his home and stopped communicating with officers. Officers then established a perimeter around the residence and contacted the Goodhue County Emergency Response Team to assist with the barricaded individual. The Emergency Response Team entered the residence and safely apprehended Mr. Koplin without further incident. The Red Wing Police Department and Goodhue County Emergency Response Team were assisted on-scene by the Red Wing Fire Department.
Chief Roger D. Pohlman