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Fergus Falls man held for terrorizing following armed standoff

Theodore Tiede, 27, is in custody on charges of making terroristic threats, reckless discharge of a firearm and assault.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—A 27-year-old man is in custody following a 2½-hour standoff with police during which he barricaded himself in his home and threatened another resident with a gun.

Police were called to the home, on the 700 block of North Vine Street, about 3:45 p.m. Saturday, July 15. Officers tried to persuade Theodore Tiede to surrender. During negotiations, Tiede fired several gunshots from the home.

Eventually, Tiede exited the home, surrendered, and was taken to the Otter Tail County Jail, where he is being held on charges of making terroristic threats, reckless discharge of a firearm, and assault with a deadly weapon.

"It was reported to us that he was intoxicated," Sgt. Andrew Miller of the Fergus Falls Police Department said Sunday. "Nobody was harmed."

Miller said he could not release other details about the incident. "The investigation is ongoing," he said.

Tiede was previously convicted of two counts of underage possession of liquor, damage to property and trespass, according to Minnesota court records.

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