BISMARCK, N.D. — Police say a standoff involving tactical officers ended when the man took his own life in a Bismarck apartment where he was holed up.

Metro Area Narcotics Task Force officers were executing a federal homeland security warrant Thursday about noon when police learned the man in a lower-level apartment was armed and refused to come out.

The Bismarck Tribune ( ) says West Dakota SWAT officers and a crisis negotiating team were called. About three hours later, police used gas to force the man out of the apartment. Robots were used to try to make contact.

The SWAT team entered the apartment shortly before 4 p.m. and found 32-year-old Steven Vance dead of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Information from: Bismarck Tribune,

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