According to the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 12:49 p.m. on January 7, 2019 law enforcement responded to shots being fired near the Alexander Industrial Park.
The suspect was a thirty nine year -old man displaying suicidal tendencies, and it was reported at the scene of the incident the suspect shot several rounds into the air and pointed the gun at a victim.
Law enforcement later located the suspect at a residential area South of Alexander at the Hillview Estates, where the residents were evacuated for their safety.
After several hours the suspect was taken in custody with assistance from the Williams County SWAT and Williams County Crisis Negotiations Team.
The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office said they would like to thank the two agencies for their help, along with the North Dakota State Highway Patrol, for helping resolve the incident safely.