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Leonard Ritter falls as he is shocked with a Taser as law enforcement officers rush in to end a daylong standoff in an apartment complex shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday in south Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Arrest ends 9-hour standoff south Fargo man with a previous standoff case


FARGO, N.D. - A nearly nine-hour standoff in south Fargo ended Wednesday night with the arrest of a man who was involved in a standoff with police 15 years ago that led to the creation of a local SWAT team.

Fargo police arrested Leonard Ritter, 55, just before 8 p.m. after he jumped from Apartment 203's balcony at 2433 20th Ave. S. and attempted to flee. Officers used a Taser on Ritter, who continued to struggle until he was handcuffed, Lt. Steve Lynk said.

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