On September 22nd Blue Earth County deputies were dispatched to assist Mapleton Police with an assault. Initial reports were that 41-year old Troy Blaine Almhjeld of Mapleton cut a family member with a knife during an argument and was refusing to let his girlfriend leave the apartment.

Troy Almhjeld confronted law enforcement upon their arrival while holding two knives. Deputies and the on-duty Mapleton police officer were able to de-escalate the situation and take Troy Almhjeld into custody with the aid of a Taser.

Troy Almhjeld, the family member, girlfriend, and one deputy were treated for minor injuries sustained during the incident. Troy Blaine Almhjeld of Mapleton remains in the Blue Earth County Jail pending second-degree assault and related charges stemming from the incident.