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Hostage negotiator used in Hastings domestic arrest

A Hastings man was arrested in connection with a domestic incident June 18.

John Wayne Salzl, 46, of Hastings, was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault and obstructing the legal process.

Hastings police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Bailey Street at 9:54 p.m. A female victim was able to escape the home and informed arriving officers that her husband had a loaded gun in the kitchen, according to police.

Officers set up a perimeter and the female was moved out of the area to an ambulance.

The Dakota County MAAG Team responded to the situation. A hostage negotiator made contact with Salzl and he eventually exited the home at about 11:45 p.m., according to police.

Salzl was arrested and booked at the Dakota County jail.