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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Man arrested after standoff at Grand Forks motel

  • Authorities say they arrested a man after an early-morning, 90-minute standoff at a Grand Forks motel.
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  • Authorities say they arrested a man after an early-morning, 90-minute standoff at a Grand Forks motel.
    Police went to the motel Sunday morning after receiving a tip that a man with four outstanding arrest warrants was staying there.
    Officers made contact with the man, who refused to surrender. He said he was armed and holding at least one person hostage.
    The Grand Forks Regional SWAT team and crisis negotiating team responded to the scene and the suspect surrendered about 7:30 a.m. Two other people found in the room were not hurt.
    Police say 32-year-old Ryan Mountain is charged with six counts, including felonious restraint, terrorizing, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of stolen property.
    Authorities also arrested 22-year-old Jessica Kirchoffner, of Fargo, who is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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