Man Surrenders After Nearly 8 Hour Standoff in Napoleon

NAPOLEON, ND (News Dakota) - A man is in custody after surrendering to police following a nearly eight-hour standoff in Napoleon Saturday.

Law enforcement received a call at around 6 a.m. that 54-year-old Roylan Lauretta was threatening suicide. After responding to the man's home, they found he had barricaded himself inside and threatened officers, saying he will shoot whoever came towards the house.

Logan County Emergency Manager Daniel Schwartz reports the man had a gun and it was believed no one else was in the home with him.

West Dakota SWAT arrived on scene and brought in crisis negotiators.

A 2-block perimeter was established.

The man's girlfriend had alerted police to the situation. Lauretta is said to have had incidents with law enforcement before.

At 2:30 PM, he surrendered to police.

He's been charged with terrorizing.

Schwartz says he's been taken to Bismarck.