Bismarck police shoot man after standoff

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man was shot by police in Bismarck after authorities say he pointed a gun at officers following a five-hour standoff.

Sgt. Mark Buschena says three officers responded to a mobile home about 8 p.m. Tuesday after a report of a man holding people hostage at gunpoint.

He says a SWAT team was called in after the 43-year-old man came outside, confronted the officers, then went back into the home.

Buschena says that after about four hours of off-and-on negotiations with the man over the telephone, the man came out of the home again about 1 a.m. Wednesday, pointed a gun at officers and was shot.

The man was taken to a hospital. Police did not identify him or release his condition. Buschena says no one else was hurt.