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Man dressed as a gorilla arrested, accused of threatening people in Fargo building

The suspect said he was going to blow up the building, police said.

A 26-year-old man dressed as a gorilla was arrested after allegedly threatening people in an apartment building in Fargo early Friday morning.

At 12:30 a.m., Fargo police responded to the 2700 block of 8th Street North on a report of gunshots, a news release says. When they arrived, officers were told there was a man dressed like a gorilla carrying a machete. 

The gunshots turned out to be large fireworks, police said. And officers learned the suspect threatened people inside the building, saying he was going to blow it up. 

Police evacuated the building to make sure everyone was safe and then communicated with the suspect for "several hours," before he surrendered. 

He was arrested and taken to jail for probable cause terrorizing. 

Note: Details provided in this story are based on the police's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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