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Published May 26, 2011, 10:01 PM

Grand Forks Standoff Ends Peacefully After Report of Man With Gun Making Threats

Authorities in Grand Forks say a man who was reported to be armed and threatening was arrested without incident after a SWAT team surrounded the apartment he was in.

By: Associated Press,

We now know the name of the man involved in a stand-off last night in Grand Forks.

30-year-old John Franklin was reported to be agitated and armed with a handgun.

Franklin had an active felony probation violation warrant out in the State of Minnesota.

The swat team and negotiaters arrived on scene shortly after 7:30 to the apartment building at 1850 south 34th street.

Police set up a perimeter around the building and Franklin turned himself in without incident.

A handgun was recovered.

Franklin was arrested for the warrant.

Other charges are pending.