Liepold, Alan
Johnson, Dan
Incident Debrief: 145th St. Hostage/Barricade, McLeod County, MN

This barricaded hostage incident began with several people being threatened by a suspect with a long gun at a rural farm site near Hutchinson, MN. Three people were able to flee the farm site and call law enforcement. One victim barricaded herself in the farm house, but was trapped there as the suspect roamed outside. Deputies responded and were confronted by the suspect with a long gun and the suspect fled into a barn. Intel revealed the suspect was high on meth, paranoid, and had been "fortifying" the areas for protection. Information was that he had tunnels in the woods and a sniper position in a grainery. The victim was ultimately rescued by a tactical officer and the suspect eventually shot himself. Assisting agencies included the Minnesota State Patrol SWAT team and air support, the East Metro SWAT team, the Bloomington Bomb squad (TAC CAT), the Wright County SWAT Team, Carver County K9, Life-link air-ambulance and Allina ambulance.

Alan Liepold - Bio
Sgt. Alan Liepold is the team leader of a two-agency team located 60 miles west of the Twin Cities area. He has been with the McLeod County Sheriff's Office for 23 years, the last 17 as a patrol sergeant and team leader for the Crow River SWAT team. He served honorably in the United States Army as a military police officer. Liepold has served in many capacities to include detective, firearms instructor and active shooter instructor along with numerous other classes and seminars. He has attended the NTOA SWAT Supervision and Command Decision making Course along with numerous other patrol and tactical schools. The Crow River SWAT Team is a member of the Minnesota Special Operations and Training Association (SOTA) along with membership with the National Tactical Officers Association.

Dan Johnson - Bio
Dan Johnson is a Paramedic and RN. He has worked as a Paramedic and RN in Minnesota at Level 1 and Level 2 Trauma centers, metropolitan and rural EMS services: and as a Flight Paramedic/RN and Director for a high-volume air medical helicopter service. Dan is an instructor at the University of Minnesota Department of Emergency Medicine. He has worked as a Tactical Paramedic for 26 years and has helped establish TEMS contracts with several law enforcement agencies in the state of Minnesota. He has worked as a TEMS medic with the following agencies: Minnesota State Patrol; Federal Bureau of Investigations; Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; United States Marshals; Hennepin County Sheriff; Asoka County Sheriff; Bloomington Police Department; and Minneapolis International Airport Police Department. He has earned a Bachelor's Degree from St. Cloud State University. He is the current TEMS Director for the Special Operations Training Association in the state of Minnesota. Dan is a TEMS instructor for the NTOA with a lifelong passion for teaching tactical medicine.