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Thief River Falls standoff suspect turns himself in

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A 38-year-old Oklee man has turned himself in just days after a police standoff in Thief River Falls.

The suspect has been arrested and is in custody in Pennington County Jail after surrendering around 9 a.m. Saturday morning, the Forum News Service reports.

The man made a 911 call to report a domestic disturbance Thursday, but police had another call from a passer-by around the same time who reported that they could see a pick-up "ramming a car" outside the residence.

The man's wife and two children were in the vehicle. They were found later, unharmed and safe.

The man called again and agreed to meet with a deputy at the house, but he was hidden in a woods and yelled to police he was armed. A perimeter was set up around the property, and attempts to re-establish contact with the suspect failed after hours.

WDAZ reports the suspect evaded police by swimming across river, and authorities recovered weapons in the woods when they were trying to establish contact with him.

The Pennington County Sheriff's office says in a press release the suspect is not yet charged, but the warrant for his arrest carried three separate charges of second degree assault. The maximum penalty is seven years in prison and/or a $14,000.

His next court date is not yet scheduled.

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