UPDATE: “Armed and dangerous” suspect accused of shooting at Wisconsin police officers has been arrested.

Published: Nov. 6, 2020 at 7:35 AM CST
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: A man wanted in Fargo, who is also wanted for shooting two police officers in Wisconsin, has been arrested.

Delafield Police Chief Erik Kehl confirmed that 23-year-old Nathanael Benton was taken into custody this morning.

WISN is reporting that their chopper footage showed the man approaching police with his hands up. He then showed his waistband before surrendering to police.

No one was injured in the arrest.

A Delafield resident reported seeing him in the far southeast area of the city.

ORIGINAL STORY: A man Fargo Police consider “armed and dangerous” is now wanted in connection with a police shooting in Wisconsin.

Fargo Police confirm they were notified by Waukesha County, WI authorities that they encountered 23-year-old Nathanael Benton.

Benton is wanted for attempted murder in Fargo.

Early Friday morning, officers from Delafield and Hartland, WI responded to what they believed was a hit-and-run crash in the area of Highway 83 and I-94, according to Delafield Police Chief Erik Kehl.

Officers reportedly confronted Benton near a Holiday Inn hotel in the area.

There was an exchange of gunfire and an officer from Delafield and an officer from Hartland were shot.

The officers were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“We would like people to help us out by staying out of the area. As I said before, there’s a tremendous amount of resources here,” Kehl said this morning.

Fargo Police say Benton is wanted in their jurisdiction for a charge of attempted murder.

On Nov. 1, a man called police to report he had been shot. Fargo Police say the man was taken to a hospital and bullet fragments were removed from his head.

The Cass County States Attorney’s Office has issued a warrant for Benton’s arrest on a charge of attempted murder in the Fargo case.

An active search is underway.

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