One man in custody after barricading himself in Mandan home

Published: Aug. 2, 2020 at 11:35 AM CDT
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MANDAN, N.D. (KFYR) - One man is in police custody after barricading himself inside a Mandan home after a domestic dispute early this morning.

Mandan Police says officers responded around 4:30 a.m. to the 2900 block of 40th Avenue Southeast.

This normally quiet Mandan neighborhood woke up early as a man barricaded himself inside a home. Neighbors here say they've never seen police activity like this before.

“Kinda scary cause you didn’t this guy out running around with a gun somewhere,” said neighbor, Danielle Emch.

Danielle Emch said she lives just a few houses away.

“I got up and looked out the window and it was a cop, he had his gun drawn and my husband went down and answered and (the officer) said: ‘you need to leave immediately, get in your car and leave. Someone is around here with a gun’,” said Emch.

Cell phone video shows West Dakota SWAT and Morton County Sheriff’s Department at the scene.

“It’s a very quiet neighborhood, a good neighborhood. You don’t ever hear any commotion, nothing like I was kind of shocked,” said Emch.

According to police, SWAT eventually used a chemical agent to force the man from the home.

Mandan Police Lieutenant Rick Widicker said charges are pending. It’s unknown at this time if anyone was injured.

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