UPDATE: 29-year-old man in custody in Rolette County standoff
UPDATE (9:07 PM): A 29-year-old man was taken into custody without incident Thursday, following a brief standoff with authorities between Belcourt and Rolla.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services tells Your News Leader they were pursuing a stolen vehicle Thursday in Belcourt, when the suspect fled on foot into a wooded area.
The Bureau said BIA officers, along with members of U.S. Border Patrol and the Rolette County Sheriff’s Office, established a perimeter and attempted to locate the subject since they were reported to have a firearm and had fled near tribal housing.
Law enforcement arrested the subject on tribal charges of reckless endangerment, fleeing law enforcement, and driving on a suspended license.
According to the BIA, there was no weapon located at the time of the arrest, no shots fired, and the incident was not an active shooter situation.
The incident remains under investigation.
UPDATE (4:20 PM): Multiple sources tell Your News Leader say the male suspect in a day-long standoff just west of Rolla has been taken into custody. We are working to learn more.
ORIGINAL STORY (3:26 PM): Multiple law enforcement agencies in Rolette County are searching for an individual in Rolette County, between Belcourt and Rolla.
Minot Police confirmed SWAT officers were headed to the county to aid in the search for an individual.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is handling the situation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The issues prompted restricted access measures at the Presentation Medical Center in Rolla, according to the center’s CEO.
It’s unclear at this time if the individual is in custody.
Details are limited at this time. This is a developing story. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.