Police say suspect wounded in standoff at trailer park

2011-01-05T06:00:00Z 2011-03-14T16:51:50Z Police say suspect wounded in standoff at trailer parkBy LEANN ECKROTH Bismarck Tribune Bismarck Tribune
January 05, 2011 6:00 am  • 

Bismarck police say the suspect in a late-night standoff at the Skyway Trailer Park has been wounded and taken to the hospital.

Police Lt. Steve Cysewski said he had no details about the man's injuries. He said no one else was injured, and the investigation continues.

"We still have a crime scene," Cysewski said.

Cysewski said earlier that shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, the man, who was believed to be heavily intoxicated, called 911 and said he was holding people at gunpoint and wanted police to come.

Cysewski said one person inside was allowed to leave the home, but authorities did not know how many people remained inside. A SWAT team was called.

Cysewski said the man would not come to the door, but had told those he was in contact with that he wanted to shoot officers.

The suspect later indicated he did not want to harm anyone inside the mobile home.

 According to a police release, when officers first arrived at the scene, the 43-year-old Bismarck man met them outside and appeared to be carrying a rifle. He confronted the officers, but went back inside.

 Negotiations continued on and off for about four hours.

At 1 a.m., according to police, he ended a phone call with police and came out of the home. He pointed a gun at officers and he was shot by officers.

 He was given first aid and taken to Medcenter One.

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(27) Comments

  1. backtoreality
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    backtoreality - January 09, 2011 4:50 pm
    Nicely put,could not have said it better myself Cynical!!
  2. Cynical Independent
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    Cynical Independent - January 06, 2011 11:14 pm
    jabber said: "IS THIS THE BEST INFORMATION AVAILABLE?1. Why aren't there any reports on the status of the gunman?2. How many times was he shot?3. Was his rifle loaded?4. Video on television news showed an extreme amount of gunfire damage to the trailer house. It also captured the number of rounds shot. Why were so many rounds shot?5. Did the gunman shoot back?6. Were there really hostages?7. Who was let go from the trailer home?8. Who was the officer/officers who shot the gunman?This is simple information. Any reporter would ask these questions. Where is the information?"

    1. Is that really important?
    2. Not enough
    3. Doesn't matter
    4. That's usually the result of automatic weapons fire
    5. Doesn't matter
    6. Doesn't matter
    7. Doesn't matter
    8. Doesn't matter (Can't tell unless bullets are recovered)

    The bottom line is don't threaten the police with a weapon. This guy is fortunate to be alive, instead of in the morgue.
  3. jabber
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    jabber - January 06, 2011 1:40 pm
    Sorry Sammyhain,
    Read the article you suggested and see it was SWAT members involved.
    I had read it earlier, and only retained the information that two Bismarck Police officers were on administrative leave. And yes, I realize this is standard procedure.
    : - )
  4. jabber
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    jabber - January 06, 2011 1:38 pm
    sammyhain said: "1. Check the other article updated 22 hours before you posted http://www.bismarcktribune.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_626532d6-18e9-11e0-81be-001cc4c002e0.html2. Probably part of an ongoing investigation where law enforcement needs to analyze the scene3. What difference does it make? SWAT sees somebody who they've been having a 4-5 hour standoff with comes outside and points a rifle you're not going to wait for him to shoot first4. SWAT teams generally use automatic rifles 5. Guessing not but also probably pertains to #26. From the last report they had there was supposed to be people inside the trailer so they had to treat it as such. 7. Since when do victims get named unless it's a murder?8. See #2Looks like the reporter did her job as accurately as she could. Things work much different in the real world then they do on TV."

  5. jabber
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    jabber - January 06, 2011 1:35 pm
    Were 37 shots fired? I find that excessive.
    Two Bismarck police were placed on administrative leave - now SWAT team members.
    That would lead me to believe that no shots were fired by the SWAT team.
  6. sammyhain
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    sammyhain - January 06, 2011 9:34 am
    jabber said: "IS THIS THE BEST INFORMATION AVAILABLE?1. Why aren't there any reports on the status of the gunman?2. How many times was he shot?3. Was his rifle loaded?4. Video on television news showed an extreme amount of gunfire damage to the trailer house. It also captured the number of rounds shot. Why were so many rounds shot?5. Did the gunman shoot back?6. Were there really hostages?7. Who was let go from the trailer home?8. Who was the officer/officers who shot the gunman?This is simple information. Any reporter would ask these questions. Where is the information?"

    1. Check the other article updated 22 hours before you posted http://www.bismarcktribune.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_626532d6-18e9-11e0-81be-001cc4c002e0.html

    2. Probably part of an ongoing investigation where law enforcement needs to analyze the scene

    3. What difference does it make? SWAT sees somebody who they've been having a 4-5 hour standoff with comes outside and points a rifle you're not going to wait for him to shoot first

    4. SWAT teams generally use automatic rifles

    5. Guessing not but also probably pertains to #2

    6. From the last report they had there was supposed to be people inside the trailer so they had to treat it as such.

    7. Since when do victims get named unless it's a murder?

    8. See #2

    Looks like the reporter did her job as accurately as she could. Things work much different in the real world then they do on TV.

  7. jabber
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    jabber - January 06, 2011 8:41 am
    IS THIS THE BEST INFORMATION AVAILABLE?

    1. Why aren't there any reports on the status of the gunman?
    2. How many times was he shot?
    3. Was his rifle loaded?
    4. Video on television news showed an extreme amount of gunfire damage to the trailer house. It also captured the number of rounds shot. Why were so many rounds shot?
    5. Did the gunman shoot back?
    6. Were there really hostages?
    7. Who was let go from the trailer home?
    8. Who was the officer/officers who shot the gunman?

    This is simple information. Any reporter would ask these questions. Where is the information?
  8. Report Abuse
    - January 05, 2011 2:24 pm
    gjs58501 said: "No.... I'd actually use my mind, unlike yourself, and not threaten to kill cops & run outside the home with a freakin' gun in my hands, Doris! A breakdown doesn't have to include violence, unless his life has been filled with crime and violence. As, they say, you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink. Hat... I bet you have a number of referrals you could pass onto this criminal? Used a few yourself?"

    Well, I hope that when something like this DOES happen to you or yours, we all get to hear about it. You'll make sure to comment on here - won't you??
    Nothing in your comment makes any sense, it seems as though your mind is racing through different thoughts faster than you can type them. Maybe your time will be sooner than you think.
  9. gjs58501
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    gjs58501 - January 05, 2011 1:46 pm
    hatinnd said: "That's an excellent suggestion. I can't believe you came up with that all by yourself??And so if someone close to you - family, friend, *gasp* even YOU, were to have any kind of breakdown your advice is still 'shoot to kill'???"

    No.... I'd actually use my mind, unlike yourself, and not threaten to kill cops & run outside the home with a freakin' gun in my hands, Doris! A breakdown doesn't have to include violence, unless his life has been filled with crime and violence. As, they say, you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.

    Hat... I bet you have a number of referrals you could pass onto this criminal? Used a few yourself?
  10. Bill G-A-R-R
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    Bill G-A-R-R - January 05, 2011 12:31 pm
    Bye for now - some of us actually have to work for a living and I have to get ready to go to work..... Travel safely. My tax dollars paid for those roads you drive on and hope you can pay for future generations.
  11. Bill G-A-R-R
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    Bill G-A-R-R - January 05, 2011 11:50 am
    WOW! Michael R..... "An internet terrorist"? What's next..I hate the troops?

    You are a typical Republican hypocrite, just listen to yourself....

    "By the way, what have you EVER contributed to this site other than cheap shots?"...

    and then in the same breath.....

    "Yeah, but you are so self righteous? You are a pathetic loser and you show it more and more every single day."

    WOW!.... simply.... WOW!
  12. Michael R
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    Michael R - January 05, 2011 11:17 am
    mdngal said: "This is so entertaining already. Mr. G-A-R-R wants us to believe he knows this gunman guy and thinks the gunman guy is reading blogs during a standoff. I love it. Then we have another blogger who really doesn't have anything to offer, and wants to make sure no one else offers anything, either. Where DOES all this anger come from?"

    It comes from small minded people who think that being an internet terrorist makes them a man.
  13. Report Abuse
    - January 05, 2011 10:45 am
    Now that's just silly - this was OBVIOUSLY the work of the 'devil'.
  14. godisimaginary
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    godisimaginary - January 05, 2011 10:31 am
    Why did God plan this? God has a plan for all our lives....Right?
  15. Report Abuse
    - January 05, 2011 10:19 am
    gjs58501 said: "They showed videotape of the shooting on the morning news. About 6 or 7 gunshots rang out when police opened fire. If that man was whacked enough to bring a rifle outside to confront police, then I'd have my revolver points either at his chest, or stomach... take him out. We don't need another whacko spending taxpayer money to stay at the State Hospital.Lemme guess, he was off his meds? Or, he just got picked up for possession of meth-amphetamines? He was going to give the police some retribution? I think "hatinnd" would rather have the dude rescued and provide him up to 6 counseling sessions. He then could give community service and let elementary kids know that handling weapons is incorrect behavior for an adult. She'll then help the guy by sponsoring him through a support group funded by taxpayers so he can become a contributing member of society once again. NOT!"

    That's an excellent suggestion. I can't believe you came up with that all by yourself??
    And so if someone close to you - family, friend, *gasp* even YOU, were to have any kind of breakdown your advice is still 'shoot to kill'???
  16. Aaron
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    Aaron - January 05, 2011 10:05 am
    I agree with all that Oher Side of Coin posted.
  17. nick f of bis
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    nick f of bis - January 05, 2011 10:00 am
    The other side of the coin said: "I have come to the conclusion; the healthiest thing that could happen to all of us, who contribute to the Tribune comment section on a daily basis, would be to have the Tribune suspend the whole idea of a comment section. I really don’t see any positive purpose for it other then the psychological issue of having your say instead of going out and doing something violent and terroristic to express your frustrations. I have noticed other online news sites have comment sections too and most of the comments always fall into the same mode as the Tribune’s do, vile and unnecessary.Bill G-A-R-R’s initial comment was not needed as it was like throwing fuel on a fire and after it was submitted and viewable, some other commenter’s gleefully jumped in to add fuel to the fire.I did hit the report abuse button but did not expect anything to happen and it did not.Apparently the Tribune does not have a policy in place restricting or better yet suspending comments on their serious BREAKING NEWS stories, in fact the Tribunes online editor seems to want inflammatory comments as he or she or they sometimes take old comments previously submitted to some similar article and place them into the comment section of a current article in a feeble attempt to stir the pot. I shudder to think what comments would have been made had this story been about an assassination attempt or actual assassination of an important local or national personage.When President Kennedy was assassinated, I remember some reporter heard some youngster say he was glad it happened and reported it. Remember that John Kennedy was our first Catholic president. The story was picked up by the AP and all hell broke lose among America’s grieving population. The Internet did not exist at that time.All newspapers need to be leaders within their communities and can fulfill that obligation by suspending that portion of their comment section during or even after proceedings like last nights/early morning sad event.The Internet is a wonderful tool but like all tools it can be and often is misused and our Founding Fathers had no clue that such technology would ever exist when they wrote the Constitution and included Freedom of the Press within it but Freedom of the Press does not mean Freedom from Responsibility.Oh I suppose I will be vilified for my liberal views but if you read this carefully you should discover it is actually very conservative."

    I suggest - if you want to promote any sort of internet censorship, you move to Communist China. All sorts of things are censored there....websites, blogs, newspaper message boards, etc. If you're offended, stay off the message boards. Don't start promoting censorship in the US of A.
  18. gjs58501
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    gjs58501 - January 05, 2011 9:45 am
    They showed videotape of the shooting on the morning news. About 6 or 7 gunshots rang out when police opened fire. If that man was whacked enough to bring a rifle outside to confront police, then I'd have my revolver points either at his chest, or stomach... take him out. We don't need another whacko spending taxpayer money to stay at the State Hospital.

    Lemme guess, he was off his meds? Or, he just got picked up for possession of meth-amphetamines? He was going to give the police some retribution?

    I think "hatinnd" would rather have the dude rescued and provide him up to 6 counseling sessions. He then could give community service and let elementary kids know that handling weapons is incorrect behavior for an adult. She'll then help the guy by sponsoring him through a support group funded by taxpayers so he can become a contributing member of society once again. NOT!
  19. Report Abuse
    - January 05, 2011 9:34 am
    NorthGoingZax said: ""Cysewski said one person inside was allowed to leave the home, but authorities did not know how many people remained inside."They should ask the person that was allowed to leave earlier. ;)"


    LOL That's what I thought! Apparently they weren't deemed to be trustworthy.
  20. Report Abuse
    - January 05, 2011 9:32 am
    The owner/manager of the park has no more control over the actions of their tenants than you do. And even if they had noticed any 'strange' or possibly illegal activities at that address, they should just Mind their Own Business. Or at least that's what I was told when I tried to report one of my tenants, by some of the people on this site.
  21. The other side of the coin
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    The other side of the coin - January 05, 2011 9:30 am
    I have come to the conclusion; the healthiest thing that could happen to all of us, who contribute to the Tribune comment section on a daily basis, would be to have the Tribune suspend the whole idea of a comment section.

    I really don’t see any positive purpose for it other then the psychological issue of having your say instead of going out and doing something violent and terroristic to express your frustrations.

    I have noticed other online news sites have comment sections too and most of the comments always fall into the same mode as the Tribune’s do, vile and unnecessary.

    Bill G-A-R-R’s initial comment was not needed as it was like throwing fuel on a fire and after it was submitted and viewable, some other commenter’s gleefully jumped in to add fuel to the fire.

    I did hit the report abuse button but did not expect anything to happen and it did not.

    Apparently the Tribune does not have a policy in place restricting or better yet suspending comments on their serious BREAKING NEWS stories, in fact the Tribunes online editor seems to want inflammatory comments as he or she or they sometimes take old comments previously submitted to some similar article and place them into the comment section of a current article in a feeble attempt to stir the pot.

    I shudder to think what comments would have been made had this story been about an assassination attempt or actual assassination of an important local or national personage.

    When President Kennedy was assassinated, I remember some reporter heard some youngster say he was glad it happened and reported it. Remember that John Kennedy was our first Catholic president. The story was picked up by the AP and all hell broke lose among America’s grieving population. The Internet did not exist at that time.

    All newspapers need to be leaders within their communities and can fulfill that obligation by suspending that portion of their comment section during or even after proceedings like last nights/early morning sad event.

    The Internet is a wonderful tool but like all tools it can be and often is misused and our Founding Fathers had no clue that such technology would ever exist when they wrote the Constitution and included Freedom of the Press within it but Freedom of the Press does not mean Freedom from Responsibility.

    Oh I suppose I will be vilified for my liberal views but if you read this carefully you should discover it is actually very conservative.
  22. my97dodge
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    my97dodge - January 05, 2011 9:13 am
    I am so glad that no one was hurt other then the one with the gun. I really hope that the mobile home park owner/manager really looks at this situation carefully.
  23. NorthGoingZax
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    NorthGoingZax - January 05, 2011 6:54 am
    "Cysewski said one person inside was allowed to leave the home, but authorities did not know how many people remained inside."

    They should ask the person that was allowed to leave earlier. ;)
  24. The Clue Factory
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    The Clue Factory - January 05, 2011 1:11 am
    mdngal said: "This is so entertaining already. Mr. G-A-R-R wants us to believe he knows this gunman guy and thinks the gunman guy is reading blogs during a standoff. I love it. Then we have another blogger who really doesn't have anything to offer, and wants to make sure no one else offers anything, either. Where DOES all this anger come from?"

    Dumbest comment ever? Surely you did not think GARR's comment was serious. Even if you didn't think it was funny, there is no way you could miss the joke. Come on.
  25. Crap Shooter
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    Crap Shooter - January 05, 2011 12:22 am
    mdngal said on: January 4, 2011, 11:50 pm
    This is so entertaining already. Mr. G-A-R-R wants us to believe he knows this gunman guy and thinks the gunman guy is reading blogs during a standoff. I love it. Then we have another blogger who really doesn't have anything to offer, and wants to make sure no one else offers anything, either. Where DOES all this anger come from?

    Easy...Liberalism...
  26. mdngal
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    mdngal - January 04, 2011 11:50 pm
    This is so entertaining already. Mr. G-A-R-R wants us to believe he knows this gunman guy and thinks the gunman guy is reading blogs during a standoff. I love it. Then we have another blogger who really doesn't have anything to offer, and wants to make sure no one else offers anything, either. Where DOES all this anger come from?
  27. Bill G-A-R-R
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    Bill G-A-R-R - January 04, 2011 10:46 pm
    SCIENCELIAR, or whatever name you are going by these days, it's not worth it! Put the gun down!
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