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UPDATE: Suspect involved in shooting near Preston arrested

WINONA, Minn. (AP) - A 39-year-old man suspected of shooting a woman is under arrest after a chase and standoff in southeastern Minnesota.

The suspect, who's from Canton, was arrested without incident Friday after a half-hour standoff south of Winona.

Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen says the 49-year-old Preston woman was in surgery. Her condition was unknown.

Jensen says a Rushford police officer spotted the suspect's truck and chased the man into Winona County.

After other squad cars joined the chase, the man stopped his truck and eventually got out, unarmed, with his hands up. He was handcuffed and taken back to Fillmore County, where charges are pending.

The Winona Daily News reports Fillmore Central School District schools were briefly locked down as a precaution because authorities didn't know where the man was.

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PRESTON, Minnesota (KTTC) -- A man who deputies say was suicidal and armed was arrested in Winona County after a shooting near Preston.

He fled at a high rate of speed from Fillmore County and headed toward Interstate 90 at about 1 p.m.  Friday. Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said the man was carrying a 9mm handgun after shooting his girlfriend in the neck in Preston. Brand said she is expected to be OK.

The man surrendered after a standoff on County Highway 12 shortly before 2 p.m. The Minnesota State Patrol blocked off the road near Highway 43 and the Winona exit on Interstate 90.

Schools in Preston were locked down for about an hour as a precaution. The incident did not involve a school, according to the Fillmore County Sheriff's Office.

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