DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in western North Dakota fatally shot a fugitive wanted for armed robbery in Idaho after a standoff Thursday, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
Dakota Lee Chlarson, 25, was shot by officers in Dickinson on Thursday after he charged at them with scissors. Chlarson was being sought by the Marshals Service’s High Plains Fugitive Task Force on a warrant from Idaho.
Marshals learned that Chlarson could be at a Dickinson apartment. A standoff began when authorities entered the apartment. Attempts to negotiate with Chlarson and use nonlethal devices were unsuccessful, so officers were forced to protect themselves when Chlarson charged at them, according to the Marshals Service. No officers were hurt.
Two Bismarck police officers assigned to the task force were placed on standard administrative leave, The Bismarck Tribune reported. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation will investigate the shooting.