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Ritter standoff case waiting on mental evaluation

A lawyer representing a Fargo man suspected in a nine-hour standoff with police in July said Wednesday that a mental evaluation of his client was not yet available.

A lawyer representing a Fargo man suspected in a nine-hour standoff with police in July said Wednesday that a mental evaluation of his client was not yet available.

Steven Mottinger, who is representing Leonard Ritter, said at a hearing in Cass County District Court that an evaluation of Ritter was still being reviewed by State Hospital officials.

The case was continued for another hearing in about four weeks.

Ritter is charged with two counts of terrorizing and one count each of possessing a firearm as a felon, preventing arrest or discharge of duties and reckless endangerment.

He remains in custody in the Cass County Jail.

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