UPDATE: Police release name of barricade suspect

BISMARCK, N.D. - UPDATE (3/1/2018): The Bismarck Police have released the name of the man that was arrested after barricading himself in a building on Wednesday.

Police say the man is 38 -year-old Nathan Carlson.

Officers originally responded to a domestic dispute in a vehicle at 415 South Washington Street.

Officers say Carlson refused to comply with orders given by them. Carlson told officers he had weapons before putting his hands in his pockets and attempting to enter a building. An officer deployed an electro shock weapon in an attempt to subdue the man but was unsuccessful.

Once inside the building Carlson made numerous threats to police, and cut himself on multiple parts of his body. Police say he also used an accelerant to light small fires in the building.

At one point he wrapped a piece of fabric that was doused in an accelerant around his body and lit it on fire, but later threw it into a different part of the building.

After negotiations failed an officer deployed a sponge round through a window striking Carlson in his left knee. Police then took him to the hospital for an evaluation.

He was arrested for endangering by fire with extreme indifference, preventing arrest, disorderly conduct, and fleeing on foot.


UPDATE (3:40 p.m.): Bismarck Police say a man has been taken into custody after barricading himself in a residence on the 400 Block of South Washington St. They say the man was suicidal, may have been armed with a knife and alcohol may have been involved.

Sgt. Mark Buschena says the man has been taken to a local hospital for a psych evaluation. He says the name of the man will be released once he is formally arrested.


ORIGINAL STORY: Bismarck Police says they are waiting for a man to come out of a residence on the 400 Block of South Washington St. to discuss a potential domestic incident.

Sgt. Mark Buschena for the BPD says the man barricaded himself in the building at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

He says officers on scene do not know if the man is armed.

The BPD say they are redirecting traffic on the 400 Block of South Washington St. by the Salvation Army in Bismarck.