Bismarck Gunman In Custody After Standoff
A Bismarck man is in police custody following a weekend standoff with local police.The Bismarck Police desk reported West Dakota SWAT team members arrested Tjaden Smith Saturday evening after six hours where he barricaded himself inside a house on Lexington Drive. Police say the man was apparently armed.
Police say he had led police on a chase from Mandan to Bismarck before entering the house. Officers were reportedly investigating the suspect for terrorizing and aggravated assault.
Saturday afternoon city police issued a reverse-9-11 call to area residents advising them to shelter-in-place for the duration of the standoff. Officers set up a perimeter around the house in question.
Officers say they were able to take in Mr. Smith without incident after negotiations.
Charges filed include Aggravated Assault, Terrorizing and Domestic Simple Assault. The Bismarck Police Department said afterward in a statement that were grateful to local residents for their "patience and support."