LITCHFIELD - Meeker County authorities are searching for a man who fled from law officers and is believed to be armed and potentially dangerous.
Anthony Steven Kalland, 38, of Brainerd, used the cover of darkness to escape a perimeter line of law enforcement officers who responded to a domestic situation on the 58400 block of Meeker County Road 16 in Harvey Township at 12:03 p.m. on Thursday.
A caller told law enforcement that the suspect brandished a revolver.
The caller fled the residence as Meeker County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene, according to information from the Meeker County Sheriff's Office. Deputies confirmed Kalland was at the residence and a perimeter was established.
Sheriff Brian Cruze reported that Kalland failed to respond to the deputies.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office tactical and negotiation teams were called in for assistance. Contact was made with Kalland but he refused to communicate or comply throughout the afternoon.
The standoff continued into the evening. At some point, Kalland used the cover of darkness to sneak through an outer perimeter line and fled the scene, according to the news release.
Deputies and Litchfield police officers searched multiple locations where Kalland went after leaving the Harvey Township residence. A search warrant on the residence was executed.
A stolen vehicle, ammunition and drug paraphernalia were recovered, but the firearm was not located.
Kalland is wanted on charges of domestic assault, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen vehicle. Kalland also has three outstanding felony warrants out of Crow Wing, Sherburne and Renville counties.
Kalland is considered armed and potentially dangerous. Anyone with information on Kalland's whereabouts is asked to call the Meeker County Sheriff's Office at 320-693-5400. If anyone sees Kalland, they should immediately call 911 and should not approach him.