Gunman dies after being shot during Bemidji standoff

  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 10:54 PM

BEMIDJI, Minn. — 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 (http://bit.ly/123AeIN ) 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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