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Gun, knife struggle in Minot apartment building results in arrest

MINOT — An apparent fight between a man brandishing a large knife and another with a shotgun at a southwest Minot apartment building  has resulted in the arrest of one of the men.

Blake Lund, 37, of Minot, was arrested after police said an investigation revealed that he had forced open a door to an apartment and confronted a man with the knife about 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24.

The apartment resident retrieved a shotgun for self-defense, police said, and Lund then tried to disarm the man. A shot fired which resulted in police being called.

Lund was then seen fleeing from the scene on foot, police said, and he was tracked down and arrested after a short struggle.  Blake and a Minot police officer suffered minor injuries during the struggle.

Lund was taken to the Ward County Jail where he faces possible charges of burglary, terrorizing, preventing arrest and refusal to halt.