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Charges have been filed against the man arrested Wednesday night after a four-hour standoff in northeast Bismarck.

Scott Brand Jr., 43, of Bismarck made his initial court appearance Thursday afternoon. He faces two counts of terrorizing, a class C felony, for allegedly pointing a gun at two adults and two children.

Brand was arrested late Wednesday after police were called to the 2500 block of Centennial Road on a report of a man pointing a semi-automatic rifle at neighbors. Brand’s girlfriend convinced him to give up his weapon and he went inside his home, Lt. Luke Gardiner said Thursday.

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The West Dakota SWAT team used chemical munitions to get Scott to leave his residence. He was arrested about 11:22 p.m. Two rifles and a shotgun were seized at the scene, Gardiner said.

Brand’s bail was set at $5,000 cash or surety bond.

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(Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com)

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