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Breckenridge Man Sentenced in West Fargo Standoff

Wangstad finally surrendered after more than five hours

CASS COUNTY, ND — A judge has sentenced a Breckenridge man to 20 years in prison for firing shots at police during a standoff at a West Fargo motel. Jan Wangstad, 39, was found guilty of attempted murder. Police, Cass County deputies, the state patrol and Red River SWAT surrounded the Rodeway Inn on Main Ave. in March of last…

Armed Man Surrenders After Hours-Long Standoff with Fargo Police

Neal Gerbais, who has lived in Fargo for much of his life, says today was the first time he's ever gotten a Code Red from police for something like this

FARGO, ND — Tense moments for a neighborhood in north Fargo. Police swarmed the area after reports of a man with a gun at an apartment building. It was several hours before Fargo Police were able to de-escalate the situation on the 500 block of Forest Ave. N, but police were able to convince Amar Kovacevic to surrender and they…

Harwood Man Behind Bars After Standoff with Police

It all ended with an arrest around 4:45 this morning

HARWOOD, ND — One man is behind bars after firing shots during an overnight standoff in rural Harwood. Shortly after midnight, 57-year-old Steven Sorenson of Harwood called dispatch, wanting to talk to a deputy at the Cass County Sheriff’s office about a situation that happened earlier at a West Fargo bar. Police responded and heard what they say was six…

Police Clarify Details on a Standoff with a Teenager in Grand Forks

Officers said the SWAT team was not involved despite other media reports

GRAND FORKS, ND — Officers in Grand Forks are clearing up details about a standoff with a potentially armed teenager Friday afternoon. They said despite other media reports, the SWAT team was not involved. At around noon, they said the teenager left school and went inside a family member’s home at the Valley Ho Mobile Home Park. Officers said there…

Lidgerwood Man Arrested After Six Hour Standoff

People living nearby were evacuated during the standoff

  LIDGERWOOD, ND — A Lidgerwood man is facing a felony reckless endangerment charge after a six-hour standoff with authorities. The incident on Monday began when officers responded to a report that 39-year-old Michael Skroch was allegedly terrorizing someone with a sword. Authorities say attempts to negotiate with Skroch were unsuccessful. Officers twice fired tear gas into the home and…

Hours Long Standoff with Grand Forks Police Ends in Death

A robot was sent in and found the man dead

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Authorities are still investigating after a nearly four hour standoff between Grand Forks Police and an armed man led to suicide. Officers responded to the 2400 block of 36th Avenue South for a welfare check. When they went to the apartment, they found a man with a rifle and called in the SWAT team. After…

Man Identified in Nearly Five Hour Standoff with Law Enforcement in North Fargo

After hearing a gunshot inside the 8th Avenue North home, officers and SWAT set up the perimeter

FARGO, ND — A five hour standoff in north Fargo is over and 23–year–old Tate Smith–Nerlien is in custody. It started with a domestic dispute around 3:00 this afternoon. Heavily armed law enforcement set up a perimeter including many blocks around 1007 8th Avenue North. “I came home to get my baby boy,” said Kironyen Wureh, who’s home is in the…

UPDATE: One Person in Custody After Standoff in North Fargo

Police have not confirmed yet if what they heard was a gunshot or if the person they have in custody was armed at the time of the incident

FARGO, ND — Fargo Police confirm with KVRR Local News that one person is in custody after a standoff in north Fargo. Police have not confirmed yet if what they heard was a gunshot or if the person they have in custody was armed at the time of the incident. KVRR’s Nick Broadway has been covering the standoff all afternoon…

Bond Set At $1 Million For Standoff Suspect

Theodore Tiede Fired Shots In The Direction of Officers

OTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — Theodore Tiede remains jailed in Otter Tail County with bond set at $1 million. Tiede threatened his girlfriend and fired shots in the direction of officers during a standoff in Fergus Falls on Saturday. Prosecutors say Tiede said he was having mental health issues and challenged police to come into the house and see how…

Man Jailed After Shooting Gun During Standoff

Fergus Falls Police Did Not Fire Any Shots

Fergus Falls, Minn. — A Fergus Falls man is jailed and awaiting official charges after firing shots during a 2-hour standoff. It happened Saturday afternoon on the 700 block of North Vine Street. Officers say 27-year-old Theodore Tiede was intoxicated and threatened another person in the house with a gun. He fired several rounds from the house before giving himself…