OLIVIA, MN (KMHL) – The Olivia Police Department, Renville County Sheriff’s Office and the Hector Police Department responded to a report of a suicidal male Sunday evening. When law enforcement arrived on scene, they located a 24-year-old male holding a handgun to his head. The immediate area was placed in a lock down for the safety of the public. 

A Renville County Sheriff’s Office crisis negotiator was used to communicate with the subject who safely surrendered to law enforcement without incident; the firearm was subsequently recovered. The subject was then transported to the Olivia Hospital for a mental health evaluation. 

If you or a loved one is at risk of suicide, please call or text 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or text MN to 741741 to talk to a trained counselor.