UPDATE: Moorhead Standoff Ends Peacefully

The neighborhood will be opened up very soon for residents to return home.

MOORHEAD, MN — The situation in the 1400 block of 5 St S has ended peacefully and the suspect Blake Fitzgerald, a 35-year-old Moorhead resident, is in custody on domestic assault related charges. No one was injured in this incident.

The neighborhood will be opened up very soon for residents to return home.

UPDATE: A man Moorhead police believe has a gun is still in a standoff with officers that’s lasted since nine Tuesday morning.

No one has been allowed in this area almost all day and police urged everyone to stay in their homes.

Police say there was a domestic disturbance between a man and woman in a home in the 1400 block of 15th Avenue South. Authorities say she was able to escape the home but they believed the man had a gun.

They set up a perimeter between 14th and 16th Avenues South and 4th Street south and 6th Street. Moorhead Police called in the Red River SWAT Team and say they are trying to resolve things peacefully.

At one point, a flash bang was set off because officers hadn’t heard from the man for over an hour.

“I’m not new to this kind of stuff. I used to live in The Cities. But, I don’t know, I guess it’s kind of shocking. I wouldn’t think I would ever have SWAT or whatever walk into our neighborhood and possibly our backyard,” Jordan Head who lives in the neighborhood said.

Concordia College security sent out a message to students to stay away from the area.

Authorities say they have not had to use their weapons on the man inside the home.


MOORHEAD, MN — The Moorhead Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Office, along with other assisting agencies are responding to a disturbance on 5 St S.

Roads are blocked off on 4 St, 5 St, and 6 St S from 14 Ave through 18 Ave S.

Please avoid the area.

If you live in the area, please stay in your homes until the matter is resolved.

Police say a male is possibly armed with firearm and they believe he’s still in home.

Negotiators are working towards a peaceful resolution.

Red River Swat has been called to assist.

Concordia College in Moorhead sent the following message to students this morning:

Law enforcement were called to house near 14th Ave. and 5 St. in Moorhead for a domestic incident. The person is contained within the home and is believed to have a weapon. Please do not go near the area at this time. Bill MacDonald – Director, Security/Public Safety

We will update you when we have more information.

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