It's a situation that we've been monitoring throughout the day today and it has officially come to a peaceful resolution.
Following a series of concerning social media posts, a welfare check was performed at the home of Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen. Griffen was communicating with local authorities and mental health experts from the Minnesota Vikings but remained inside the home with a firearm, refusing to come out.
As of 3:30pm local time, Griffen had agreed to come out of the home and according to the team is not receiving the care to help him.
-STATEMENT FROM VIKINGS-
"Law enforcement agencies have notified us Everson Griffen came out of his home without incident and is now getting the care he needs. We are thankful to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnetrista Police Department and the Orono Police Department for their quick response and dedication to ensuring the situation ended peacefully. Our focus remains on Everson’s health and safety and providing the proper resources for him and his family.