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ERT called out to Nottingham Apartments in Superior

Members of the Superior Police Department enter the Nottingham Apartments in Superior on Thursday afternoon. (Jed Carlson /

The Superior Police Department Emergency Response Team was activated to serve a search warrant and an arrest warrant at the Nottingham Apartments, 1719 N. 19th St., late Wednesday night, according to a news release issued by Assistant Police Chief Matt Markon.

Officers were investigating a suspicious person at the historic apartment building on Tower Avenue around 8:50 p.m. and that person was arrested for a Douglas County warrant.

During that arrest, officers found out a 29-year-old Hermantown resident wanted on a felony warrant out of St. Louis County was in one of the apartments.

Corey J. Koivunen was charged with domestic assault and it was learned he has recently been in possession of a handgun. The Superior Police Department Emergency Response Team was activated to take Koivunen into custody.

Officers attempted to communicate with three people inside the apartment where Koivunen was reported to be. The people in the apartment refused to let officers enter.

The Douglas County Court Commissioner issued a search warrant so police could enter the apartment to take Koivunen into custody for the St. Louis County arrest warrant.

Emergency Response Team officers used pepper spray to force the occupants out of the apartment, ending the four-hour standoff that started around 11 p.m. Koivunen was taken into custody for the St. Louis County felony warrant and resisting arrest in Douglas County.

Two other people in the apartment, a 24-year-old Superior man and a 25-year-old Superior woman, were taken into custody for resisting or obstructing an officer.

No one was injured during this incident, according to Markon.