GF Standoff

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Sep 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

Grand forks police arrested a 32-year old man after an hour-and-a-half standoff at a local motel early Sunday.   Authorities were called to the select inn on gateway drive shortly before six a-m on a report that a man with outstanding warrants was staying at the inn.  When officers arrived the suspect refused to surrender.   He told police that he was armed and was holding at least one person hostage.   The grand forks swat team and crisis negotiation unit were called out.   the suspect surrendered around seven-30 a-m.    Two other people were located in the room unharmed.   Grand forks police identified the suspect as ryan mountain.    mountain  faces four outstanding warrants and six new charges including felonious restrainint and terrorizing.   A 22-year old fargo resident was also arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

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