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Published January 05, 2011, 06:35 AM

Bismarck police shoot man after standoff

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 standoffb

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 (boo-SHEE'-nuh) 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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