Incident in south Bismarck concludes
UPDATE: After a more than 5-hour standoff police locate the man inside his home.
At 8:06 p.m., the suspect was found dead in the main level room of the home. Police say it appears it was self inflicted gun shot wound.
Officers say around 5:09 p.m. they heard several gun shots go off inside the home. That’s the last they heard of anything coming from inside the home.
Before they found the man dead, officers opened the main door with a bearcat to breach the front door, that’s when they say a strong odor of gas came out of the home. Police used cameras, and a robot to attempt to locate the man.
Officers say they broke several windows in an attempt to find the man. Police say every time they broke a window, the smell got stronger.
They called MDU to the scene because of the constant flow of natural gas.
After locating the man, police used a gas meter to test the gas levels and shut off the valve in the basement.
Agencies including North Dakota Highway Patrol, Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department, West Dakota Swat team, Bismarck Fire Department and MDU were all on scene helping the Bismarck Police Department.
UPDATE: Bismarck Police Officer Lynn Wanner says Bismarck Fire responded due to the possible smell of gas. Wanner says officers have made entry into the home and no one has been located. Officers say they attempted to contact the subject in the home with a bullhorn but have not yet been successful.
UPDATE: Police responded to a report of a robbery at 3:02 p.m. It was reported there was an altercation between two men. Officers say one man went inside and barricaded himself and they have not been able to make contact with him.
Police have confirmed there is a gun involved, but no injuries have been reported as of yet.
BPD says the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office and the West Dakota Swat Team are on scene assisting.
Police continue to ask people to stay in their homes if they are within a two block radius of the 200 block of South 1st Street.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police have responded to a report of shots fired on the 200 block of S. 1st Street, according to a phone message from an emergency service.
The message stated that police suggest residents shelter in place and stay out of the area.
We will have more details as it becomes available.