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A 25-year-old man has been charged with multiple felonies after Bismarck police say he barricaded himself in an apartment for more than two hours.

Cayetano Coyazo has been charged with two felony counts of terrorizing, one felony count of preventing arrest and one misdemeanor count of simple assault.

At about 9:30 p.m. Friday, police responded to the report of a woman who was physically assaulted at a south Bismarck apartment complex.

According to court documents, the woman told police Coyazo assaulted her and then locked her in a closet. The woman was able to escape and had a neighbor call 911. When officers arrived, the woman had bruising on her face and a bloody nose.

While the woman was talking with officers in the apartment hallway, Coyazo came out of the apartment with his right arm raised "in a point shoulder stance," with his hand wrapped in a towel, which gave the appearance of a firearm, according to an affidavit.

An officer drew his weapon and told Coyazo to drop the weapon and get on the ground, to which Coyazo reportedly said, "I'm going to blast you (expletive)."

Coyazo then retreated into the apartment and locked the door. Police said he ignored multiple commands to come out and surrender himself, and, each time he was informed he was under arrest, he said he had "multiple machine guns, submachine guns, rocket launchers and Claymore mines," the affidavit said.

West Dakota SWAT responded to the apartment and found Coyazo in the back bedroom.

At his initial appearance on Monday, South Central District Judge James Hill set Coyazo's bond at $50,000.

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(Reach Blair Emerson at 701-250-8251 or Blair.Emerson@bismarcktribune.com)

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