Police action

Police closed Manitoba Lane from East Century Avenue to Montreal Street as the West Dakota SWAT team attempted to contact a person inside a home.

JACK DURA/BISMARCK TRIBUNE

UPDATE: A police matter on Manitoba Lane in Bismarck is resolved.

The street between East Century Avenue and Montreal Street was closed after the West Dakota SWAT team set up a perimeter in attempt to make contact with a person in a residence there.

Manitoba Lane is now open. One man was taken to the hospital, Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said.

"It was initially a welfare check and then turned into a medical assist. Now the person is at the hospital being examined," he said. "I don't know the extent of his injuries at this point."

Police received the initial call shortly before 2 p.m. Monday.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police closed Manitoba Lane from East Century Avenue to Montreal Street for about three hours Monday as the West Dakota SWAT team attempted to contact a person inside a home there.

Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said the situation began at 1:48 p.m., when call came in for a welfare check/medical assist, he said.

An ambulance carried an individual from the home shortly before 5 p.m.

"Based on some information that we received, we feel that there may be some risk to the responders," he said.

The West Dakota SWAT team is comprised of officers from Bismarck and Mandan police and the Burleigh and Morton county sheriffs' departments.

"The first priority is the person's safety inside as well as everybody's safety, the responders' safety as well as the people in the community," Buschena said.

Reach Jack Dura at 701-250-8225 or jack.dura@bismarcktribune.com.

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