Manhunt Over as Bismarck Police Say Wanted Suspect is in Custody

Police didn't provide details of Villalobos' condition Thursday night. The officer wasn't injured.
Ulises Villalobos


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A man accused of trying to hit a police officer with his vehicle in North Dakota has been arrested.

Bismarck police say 22-year-old Ulises Villalobos was taken into custody Thursday in Brookings, South Dakota, without incident. Police had said that the officer shot at the suspect during the incident earlier Thursday and that he likely was struck by a bullet.

Police didn’t provide details of Villalobos’ condition Thursday night. The officer wasn’t injured.

The shooting prompted several Bismarck schools to issue shelter-in-place orders for students.

Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said police were assisting parole or probation agents checking on a person when Villalobos fled in a vehicle and tried to hit the officer. It’s unclear if Villalobos is the person agents were checking on.


A man who set off a statewide “Blue Alert” after trying to run over a Bismarck Police Officer was possibly spotted by law enforcement on I-29 at the Argusville exit around 5:30.

Police say 22-year-old Ulises Villalobos may be looking to steal another vehicle.

They believe from evidence left behind in the vehicle he was driving earlier, that he was likely struck by a bullet and will probably need medical attention.

Villalobos was last seen in a 2002 White Subaru Legacy Outback with license plate 476 BJY.

Fargo Police say it’s important people pay attention to “Blue Alerts” because it can help them to locate Villalobos sooner.

“It’s important for law enforcement to get that information out, one to keep the public safe but also to inform the public that if they do see something, to call 911 and get law enforcement so that if it is that individual, we can take them into custody.”

If you have any information on the suspect, you should call 911.


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