Minot Armed Suspect Update

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Minot Authorities spent 3 and a half hours negotiating with an armed man.

The incident ended without incident, but stopped traffic on a busy bypass.

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Good evening, I’m Lauren Kalberer, Chad Mira is off tonight.

Last night, around 8:15pm the Ward County Sheriffs Department responded to subject that was armed.

It was a 34 year old man that was originally in the ditch screaming at people by highway 2 and 52 and the highway 83 bypass.

When the sheriff’s department arrived, they approached him and created a perimeter.

At the time the man pulled out a gun, aimed it towards himself, and was making suicidal comments.

“They set up a perimeter the best they could according to the area and the terrain. SWAT team was called in and they delivered a speaker so the negotiators could communicate with him.” said Larry Hubbard, Chief Deputy.

The negotiators talked with the man for about three and half hours.

After that he decided to surrender and toss away the weapon.

Law enforcement proceeded to evaluate the man at the scene and then put him in the ambulance where he was brought to Trinity Hospital.

“So, we wanted to get him to Trinity where he can get evaluated and get the help that he needs.” said Hubbard.

There were no injuries reported.

There are no pending charges at this time against the man.

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