Tear gas ends standoff in Kindred, N.D.KINDRED, N.D — A standoff here ended early Sunday morning after SWAT used tear gas to drive a man from the home he had barricaded himself in for nearly 12 hours.
By: By John Lamb, Forum Communications Co., The Jamestown Sun
KINDRED, N.D — A standoff here ended early Sunday morning after SWAT used tear gas to drive a man from the home he had barricaded himself in for nearly 12 hours.
Robert Bodin, 39, was arrested behind his home at 181 Elm St. around 2:30 a.m. after the gas forced him outside.
Bodin was taken to a local hospital, checked and released, then taken to the Cass County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.
Capt. Rick Majerus of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said authorities received a report of domestc assault shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. The incident was between Bodin and his wife at their residence.
Bodin’s wife and her father-in-law, who also lived at the residence, were safely removed from the home on Saturday.
Bodin barricaded himself in a garage attached to the home and said he had rifles in the house.
Authorities evacuated neighboring homes and closed off the street and an alley behind the house. Neighbors were told to stay at Kindred City Hall.
Red River Valley SWAT was called in and moved into location around 8 p.m. A school parking lot to the east was used to stage the response. Also on hand were the Red River Valley Bomb and Negotiations Team, Kindred and FM Ambulance, Kindred and Davenport fire departments and the Salvation Army.
Around 9:15 p.m. a negotiator began communicating with Bodin via text messaging.
During the apprehension of Bodin, an officer was struck, but Majerus didn’t know if that person was injured.
Majerus said neighbors were told they could return home after Bodin was taken into custody.
John Lamb is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.