Suspect in custody after nearly 6-hour standoff in Bismarck

BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) - A suspect is in police custody following a six-hour long standoff in Bismarck, Saturday evening.

Tjaden Smith, 20, is the man Bismarck police say had barricaded himself inside a house in the 2700 block of Lexington Drive in northeast Bismarck just before 3:00 p.m Saturday.

Police say the West Dakota SWAT team arrested him at approximately 9:25 p.m. for aggravated assault, terrorising, and domestic assault out of Morton County. He also has a charge of reckless endangerment out of Burleigh County.

Officials say the incident started shortly after 1:15 p.m. when Mandan Police was investigating a domestic aggravated assault and terrorizing.

Police say the suspect fled from Mandan officers, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Bismarck Police, and the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office, which resulted in a slow-speed chase in and out of Bismarck.

Bismarck Police had a perimeter set-up and encouraged residents in the area to shelter in their homes or evacuate the area.