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Five people and a dog were found dead in Duluth after a police standoff following a call about a “mental crisis.”

The bodies of five people and a dog were discovered in a Minnesota home after a police standoff, officials said.

Officers were called to the home in East Hilllside, Duluth, at 11 a.m. Wednesday for a welfare check.

Officials were called to conduct a welfare inspection

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Officials were called to conduct a welfare inspectionPhoto credit: WDIO
All the deceased were related to each other

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All the deceased were related to each otherPhoto credit: WDIO

When officers arrived an hour later, they found a man with a mental health crisis and a standoff ensued when police learned he had access to weapons.

When the police were able to search the house, they found five people and a dead dog.

One of the people found dead was the suspect, police say.

All the deceased were relatives Fox21 reports.

Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken called the incident an “unimaginable tragedy” that is “very, very difficult for us and makes us heavy, heavy hearts.”

The names of the deceased are yet to be released as family members are yet to be notified.

Tusken said authorities do not currently believe there is a threat to the public.

Mayor Emily Larson is out of town but has been monitoring the situation, city spokeswoman Kate Van Daele said. The Mayor offers her condolences to the family.

Police said the investigation remains active. More information is expected to be released on Thursday.

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