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Grand Forks man arrested after standoff with police dies

July 10, 2018

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Grand Forks man who was arrested after an hours-long standoff with police has died.

Jail and law enforcement officials tell KNOX radio that 36-year-old Samuel Nelson died Monday evening, shortly after he was arrested at a Grand Forks apartment. Authorities say he was evaluated by paramedics on scene and transported to the Grand Forks County Correctional Center. The circumstances of his death are not clear.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation says it will review the incident to ensure that all policies and procedures were followed.

The standoff began early Monday afternoon after Nelson fled police when they tried to apprehend him on outstanding warrants.

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Information from: KNOX-AM, http://knoxradio.com

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