Suspect in Bemidji standoff dies 28 Jun 13

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) – 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, North Dakota.

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 he was not pronounced dead until he reached the hospital in Fargo.

Family members identified him as 34-year-old Miquell Deppa.

—Information in the following story is from: Pioneer, http://www.bemidjipioneer.com