West Fargo PD detain suicidal man after blocking off stretch of road


WEST FARGO -- After closing down streets for more than four hours Saturday evening, West Fargo Police say they have now detained a suicidal man.

Officers closed down an area around 4:00 p.m. Saturday off of Center Street from Pinewood Boulevard to 7th Avenue NE.

Assistant Chief Jerry Boyer said officers responded to man, inside a home with a possible weapon.

West Fargo Police, FM Ambulance, Cass County Sheriff's deputies, and State Patrol all went to the home.

The Police Department says the situation was resolved 'peacefully.'

Authorities say it took a few hours to resolve because they couldn't get in contact with the man inside.

"We wanted to take our time with the situation, we wanted to make contact with the individual, but unfortunately we weren't able to actually make contact with him, so we did have to utilize other resources to make contact with the individual," said Lt. Jerry Boyer, West Fargo Police Department.

No one was injured in the incident.



WEST FARGO -- We have breaking news out of West Fargo where police have blocked off roads near Main Avenue.

Police have been in the area since around 4:00 Saturday afternoon.

Limited details right now, but Center Street is closed off from Pinewood Boulevard to 7th Avenue NE.

Police asked our crew to stay back from the area they are responding to.

No word exactly on what type of call brought police out here.

West Fargo Police, FM Ambulance and State Patrol are all at the scene as of 6:00 p.m. along with a Deputy from Cass County.

Authorities tell us they are taking extra precautions by closing down the street.

We'll bring you more details as they become available.



WEST FARGO-Police have blocked off a section of road in West Fargo Saturday afternoon around 4:00.

Although we have limited details right now, we do know the section of road blocked off stretches form Pinewood Blvd. to 7th Ave. NE.

We currently have a crew on scene and will update this story once we know more.