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SWAT Team is brought to fight in St. Paul

The Pioneer Press reported that a man who assaulted another man early Saturday morning, kept him inside a New Brighton house and then did not cooperate by coming out, was arrested after a SWAT team responded, police said.

Michael Kenneth Hertog, 24, was jailed on suspicion of third-degree assault and terroristic threats.

A caller reported a loud party around 9:30 p.m., with music and fighting going on at a duplex at 1085 Sixth Street SW near Sunset Way, where Hertog lives, said public safety chief Bob Jacobson. Police responded immediately to the call.

The last call came at 12:48 a.m. Saturday from one of the attendees of the party, who said that someone was beat up inside the house and that the suspect had a large knife, Jacobson said. The victim was able to get out through a window but Hertog refused to come out when asked to by police.

A SWAT team responded and was able to convince Hertog to leave the house aroun 7 a.m., Jacobson said. To ensure Hertog wasn't coming out with a weapon, they ignited a flash device to "disorient" him, the chief said. Police then searched the residence this morning.

Jacobson said the victim went to the hospital with a broken nose and needed stitches for a head wound, but was later released.