Grand Forks Police Department
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Grand Forks, ND 58201

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    City of Grand Forks Police Department
    News Release

    Suicidal Subject

    Date & Time of Event:October 27, 2013 @ 4:17 pm
    Location:900 block of N. 4th St.
    ICR #:201307131
    Investigating Officer:Off. J. Elizondo #660
    Supervisor:Lt. M. Ferguson #312
    Daytime Contact Person at PD:
    Release Prepared By:LaVonne Nelson
    Date of Release:10/28/2013
    Time of Release:9:30 AM


    On 10-27-13 at approximately 4:17 pm Officer J. Elizondo was investigating a report of Criminal Mischief. While conducting the investigation Off. Elizondo received information that a male subject who resided in the 900 block of N. 4th St. was potentially suicidal and threatening to harm himself with a dangerous weapon. Officers attempted to contact the male subject in order to check on his welfare, but the male subject refused to communicate with officers on-scene. The Grand Forks Regional SWAT and Crisis Negotiations Teams were activated at approximately 5:05 pm. The suspect eventually surrendered to officers on-scene at approximately 7:09 pm without incident. A 49 year old male Grand Forks resident was taken to Altru Hospital for evaluation.