CHAFFEE, N.D. — An alert has been lifted after deputies responded to a report of a person experiencing a mental health crisis in rural Cass County Thursday night, Jan. 16.

Around 4:30 p.m. authorities received a report from a person concerned about a suicidal teen who had a gun, according to Sheriff Jesse Jahner.

Authorities found the teen's vehicle stuck in the snow on a rural road near Chaffee. The teen would not exit the vehicle but eventually came out and communicated with officers around 7:30 p.m.

The sheriff's office described the situation as a "volatile" one and urged people to stay away from the scene. A codeRED alert was issued in Cass County to warn people of the situation.

No shots were fired in the incident. Jahner said the teen will get help with mental health.

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Chaffee is an unincorporated community 25 miles west of Fargo.