Police spend morning negotiating with man in Fargo South High School parking lot

FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man has been arrested after barricading himself in his vehicle in the Fargo South High School parking lot Tuesday morning.

Police were called to the 2000 block of 25 Street S at approximately 6:30 a.m. and attempted to negotiate with the man until approximately 9:45 a.m.

According to police, 24-year-old Michael Manwell Bell barricaded himself in his vehicle after having been involved in a domestic incident.

Bell refused to follow Officers’ demands to exit his vehicle. After several hours, police used a pepper ball and OC spray in an attempt to get Bell to exit his vehicle.

The chemical irritants reportedly caused Bell to exit his vehicle. Bell refused medical attention at the scene, but was later taken to a local hospital to be cleared.

Bell has been arrested for domestic assault, felonious preventing arrest, terrorizing and felonious restraint.

Fargo South High School was placed on lockdown during the entire incident.

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