Police arrest Fargo man suspected of two killings in less than 12 hours

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A man has been arrested in connection with two separate killings in Fargo.

Fargo Police Department launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 45-year-old man found at 327 12th Ave. N. at around 2:40 p.m. Monday, and issued a public appeal to find a 34-year-old man suspected of the killing.

Another body, of a 25-year-old man, was then found following a suspicious fire at 1122 12th. St. N. at 12:29 a.m. Tuesday, with both victims having died from "injuries consistent with violence," Fargo Police said in a news release.

The suspect was arrested at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday on two counts of murder, police said.

The arrest followed a police standoff Monday night which closed a city block on 12th Ave. N., where the suspect was believed to be holed up.

A SWAT team and officers surrounded the building, according to the Fargo Forum, but the suspect wasn't actually there.

WDAZ reports the suspect is thought to have known the man found dead Monday. His body was found in a building owned by the Catholic Diocese of Fargo, which was being used as a rental property operated by the Newman Center at North Dakota State University.

The Forum adds that it is unclear whether the second victim had any connection to the suspect or the first victim.

Their identities are expected to be released Wednesday.

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