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A Streeter man has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and three counts of terrorizing in connection with an incident that took place late Thursday and early Friday.

Shane Alan Dockter, 44, armed with an AR-15 that had 27 rounds in the magazine, allegedly entered a Sweet Avenue residence just before midnight Thursday, Lt. Luke Gardiner said. Dockter was at the residence earlier on Thursday but was told to leave. He returned shortly before midnight and knocked on the door. The occupants of the home thought the knock came from a person who had left the residence earlier. Dockter entered uninvited when they answered the door.

Police set up a perimeter after being called at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday. They were about to enter the home when they received word from someone inside that Dockter had the gun pointed at the door, according to a police affidavit.

At about 12:45 a.m. the door of the residence opened and police saw Dockter struggling with a woman. The door closed and Dockter came out a few minutes later, unarmed and with another male who was inside the home, and was arrested. There were 11 people in the home, including six children. No one was injured.

The Burleigh County State’s Attorney’s office filed the charges Friday afternoon.

Bismarck police have received information that Dockter may have more firearms stored with family and friends. Police are asking the public to call the department at 701-223-1212 with information.

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