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Sheriff: ND man kills himself after negotiations with police

JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A 63-year-old Jamestown man died by suicide early Monday, June 11, after negotiating with law enforcement officers for about four hours, according to Chad Kaiser, Stutsman County sheriff.

A call at 12:39 a.m. to the Stutsman County Communications Center alerted officers who then negotiated with the man in the vicinity of the Anchor Bar north of Jamestown.

“We thought we had him talked into coming with us but it didn’t work out,” Kaiser said, describing the incident that ended at about 5 a.m.

The man’s name was not released.

The death will be investigated by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation because it occurred in the presence of sheriff’s deputies and police officers, Kaiser said.

No shots were fired by officers, Kaiser said.

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