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Published October 07, 2011, 04:08 AM

Sheriff: Rumors of SWAT Action Near Brossart Farm Unfounded

SOUTH OF LAKOTA, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke says Grand Forks SWAT team operations in the county were not related to the family involved in a months-long standoff south of Lakota, ND.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

SOUTH OF LAKOTA, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke says Grand Forks SWAT team operations in the county were not related to the family involved in a months-long standoff south of Lakota, ND.

Multiple sources told WDAZ that the SWAT team was called to the Brossart farmstead Thursday evening, but a WDAZ crew found the home a few miles south of Lakota to be quiet, with a few lights on at about 9:30 p.m.

Sheriff Janke says his officers were not involved with the Brossarts on Thursday and neither was the Grand Forks SWAT team.

Janke says that the SWAT team was called to a location in McVille, ND, for a suicidal person who was barricaded inside of a home. It was unclear if the person was armed, but a Grand Forks Police Department dispatcher also confirmed that the SWAT team was called out.

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