12:20 pm: Suspect has been arrested without incident and is in custody.
There is an incident law enforcement are investigating in east Bismarck near Murphy School. HOWEVER, there is NO THREAT to any students or staff at Murphy. Police have NOT advised a Shelter in Place. Therefore, classes are meeting as normal. If anything changes, we will let you know. (9:30 am)
11:45 am: Nothing has changed at Murphy. School still on as usual.
We recently received this News Release from Bismarck Police Dept.. PLEASE NOTE the last paragraph:
On October 12, 2015, at 9:07 PM, Police were notified that a male subject had threatened another male with a gun inside a residence on the 700 Block of North 35th Street. The threatened subject and a female fled the residence and contacted Police.
Patrol responded and attempted to make phone contact with the armed individual inside but received no response. Police were advised this subject had access to numerous firearms and ammunition. He also has a very concerning criminal history.
Situation involves an armed, barricaded subject, so the West Dakota SWAT Team was notified at approximately 11 PM (last night). Negotiations were started; however, the subject was totally uncooperative and in fact fired rounds at Police. A safety perimeter is set up and surround residences have been evacuated.
The situation is isolated and contained to the residence on N. 35th Street and Police are working for a peaceful resolution. The subject is a 36-year-old male.