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A Bismarck man is accused of assaulting two women prior to barricading himself in a home for six hours on Saturday.

Tjaden Mikkel Smith, 20, has been charged with felony counts of aggravated assault and terrorizing, as well as a misdemeanor count of simple assault.

Around 1 p.m. Saturday, an officer responded to a domestic altercation at a house in Mandan, according to an affidavit. 

Two women told the officer that Smith assaulted them, including one woman who said Smith struck her in the head with a snow globe, the affidavit says. Smith also reportedly threatened to kill a relative.

Smith is then accused of leading police on a chase in and out of Bismarck, which involved the Bismarck Police Department, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department

Smith fled to a relative's house in north Bismarck, located on the 2700 block of Lexington Drive, at about 3 p.m. Saturday, according to Bismarck police. When police arrived, he reportedly refused to leave and was believed to be armed with a weapon.

At about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Smith came out of the house unarmed and surrendered. No injuries were reported.

Smith has also been charged in Burleigh County with felony counts of fleeing a police officer and reckless endangerment.

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

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