Fargo police temporarily block off roads in neighborhood after hearing loud noise

Officers reopened the streets near downtown Fargo shortly after they led someone out of a nearby building in handcuffs on Friday, June 18.

Fargo police block off street in downtown neighborhood
A police officer at the intersection of 10th St. S. and 9th Ave. S. in Fargo

FARGO — Police officers have reopened streets they briefly blocked off in a downtown neighborhood Friday, June 18, after they were seen leading someone out of a nearby building in handcuffs.

Officers were seen entering an apartment complex on 10th Street South in the the Hawthorne neighborhood around 5:40 a.m.

Police blocked portions of 10th Street South from Eighth Avenue South to 10th Avenue South near the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, but reopened the roads shortly after 6:00 a.m.

According to Fargo Police, someone called into dispatch from inside the apartment complex complaining about an "unwanted" man who was not welcome to be inside.


When officers arrived, they heard a loud noise from inside the complex that sounded like gunfire. They backed away from that building and blocked off roads.

They then called for additional officers.

Once the officers did go inside, they learned the noise was created by someone setting off fireworks.

This is a developing story.

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