UPDATE: 7/17, 8:28 P.M. – Bismarck Police say around 7:35 this evening, officers arrested James Vann without incident in the 3200 Block of Twin City Drive in Mandan. Bismarck Police Department and US Marshals, along with the assistance of Mandan Police and the North Dakota Highway Patrol, found Vann at a residence in Mandan.
Vann is now in the Burleigh County Detention Center and is held on charges of Attempted Murder and Terrorizing. Additional charges are pending with the State’s Attorney’s Office.
UPDATE: 7/15, 12:29 P.M. – Bismarck Police have now opened 3rd Street in Bismarck as well as lifted the lockdown that was placed on the Kirkwood Mall.
Police also told KX News that all the rooms in the Bismarck Hotel were clear and that there was no sign of James Vann.
UPDATE: 7/15, 11:23 A.M. – SWAT has arrived on the scene at the Bismarck Hotel.
UPDATE: 7/15, 10:30 A.M. – Bismarck Police posted on their Facebook page that there is an active scene in the 800 blk of S 3rd St. The road in that area is blocked and police are asking residents to please avoid the area and use alternative routes.
Bismarck Police told KX News that the suspect is “more than likely” inside the Bismarck hotel on S 3rd Street.
ORIGINAL STORY: 7/14, 11:16 A.M. – BISMARCK, N.D. (KXNET) — Bismarck police have issued a warning of a man wanted for attempted murder and terrorizing, and he is considered armed and dangerous,
Authorities received information on the whereabouts of James Vann, 37-years-old.
When police attempted to make contact with Vann, he fled the area in a vehicle and a short, high-speed chase ensued.
Officers ended the pursuit when Vann’s actions created too much risk to the general public.
Vann’s whereabouts are currently unknown and he is considered armed and dangerous.
Vann was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a large white Adidas logo on the chest, grey pants and possibly a dark-colored backpack.
He is described as an African American male, 5 ft 10 inches tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Police warn not to approach Vann and to contact law enforcement immediately if he is seen.