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The Red River Valley SWAT Team shows off new vehicle

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's designed to take on the roughest, toughest situations a police officer will encounter. The Red River SWAT Team showed off its new wheels today in Fargo.

The armored vehicle, also known as Bearcat, will be used for high-risk responses. Bearcat's price tag is more than 250 thousand dollars and was paid for by a grant from the department of emergency services.

Police say it's a vehicle that won't be solely for Fargo, but used throughout the state.

"This is a good example of government buying an item and not just localizing it but sharing that asset with our fellow communities."

Claus says the vehicle has been a priority of the swat team for a long time.

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