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Armed intruder enters home, starts fire

March 12, 2019

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A man is facing criminal charges after police say he entered a home in Grand Forks, barricaded himself in the basement and started a fire.

Authorities say the man was armed with a knife when he entered the residence Saturday, threatened its residents and made his way to the basement. A short time later smoke detectors went off.

Residents left the home and police found the man barricaded in the basement where he had started a fire.

KFGO reports Grand Forks Regional SWAT officers were on scene and negotiators began talking with the 33-year-old man who was arrested several hours later.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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