Suspect in Bemidji Standoff Dies

Updated: 06/28/2013 5:52 AM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

Photo: MGN Online
Photo: MGN Online

Authorities say a gunman has died after a four-hour standoff with tactical officers at a home near Bemidji.
    
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Thursday he was pronounced dead after being flown to a hospital in Fargo, N.D.
    
The BCA says officers were called to the home northwest of Bemidji before 5 p.m. Wednesday on reports that he was distraught, armed with a rifle and threatening to kill himself or officers. When he came out and pointed his gun at officers, a SWAT team sniper shot him. He retreated into the home but came out a short time later.
    
BCA spokeswoman Jill Olivera tells The Pioneer of Bemidji he was not pronounced dead until he reached the hospital in Fargo.
    
Family members identified him as 34-year-old Miquell Deppa.

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