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Dramatic South Fargo Arrest Leaves Neighborhood Unharmed

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One South Fargo neighborhood is getting back to normal after a tense afternoon with police cars setting a perimeter around the 300 block of 15th Street South, with guns out and officers making a dramatic arrest.

Fargo Police are moving forward with the investigation into what's being looked at as a domestic dispute and have arrested Joshua Sundseth, 24, of Fargo. They say he violated a retraining order.

"For a block coming home, there were cop cars on both sides of the road," Blake Anderson, a neighbor, said. By the time Blake was heading home from work, a handful of Fargo police officers were just getting started.

"When I got home you were able to get through and there was a guy handcuffed across the street," he said.

His home was inside the perimeter officers had blocked off as they prepared for what could have been an armed man.

"Our first priority is to secure the area to make sure that no one else is put in harm's way," Lieutenant Joel Vettel, with the Fargo Police, said. "Our second priority is the safety of the folks inside."

Several other neighbors had called in reports of what sounded like a dangerous domestic dispute.

"They heard a female that was yelling for help. At that point, officer did start in route to the location. They later received information that somebody heard what they believed to be a gunshot," Vettel said.

Blake watched from just yards away as officers detained the 24-year-old; and the lock down on his neighborhood left little, if not peace of mind.

"I mean, it's kitty-corner across the street but I can't do anything about it. So, I can sit here and worry all day or I can just keep going with my day," Blake said.

Officers say Sundseth didn't have a gun on him when he turned himself over. They also searched the apartment for evidence a gun was fired and found nothing to confirm the report.

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