UPDATE: FPD perimeter down, suspect still on the loose

The Several block radius included Carl Ben Eielson Middle School
Published: May. 10, 2023 at 10:50 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Fargo Police are still searching for the man who prompted a large police perimeter near a middle school. They’ve identified him as Isiah Hopkins, a 25-year old with no permanent address. Hopkins has an active warrant for a parole violation with the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

At this time, the FPD believes Hopkins has left the Fargo metro.

Police say around 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, members of the Street Crime Unit recognized a Native American man in a vehicle who is known to have outstanding warrants.

When officers tried to make contact, police say the man got out of vehicle and ran away. That prompted a large police perimeter in the area.

FPD officers, including several K-9 units, conducted a search on foot in the area between 13th Ave. S. to 5th Ave. S., and 14th St. S. to 18th St. S. During that time, people were advised to stay inside their homes. That perimeter was taken down just before midnight.

The suspect is still on the loose was last seen wearing a maroon shirt and black shorts. Members of the public are encouraged to call the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701-451-7660 with any relevant information.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted by texting keyword FARGOPD and the tip to 847411.

There was a rumor spread on social media that a person had been decapitated. Fargo Police say there is no truth to that rumor. They are also dispelling another rumor of a shootout.