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Arrest made after Jamestown police block off street, officers entered home to find it empty

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Jamestown Police Department said it is blocking 3rd Street Northwest between 3rd and 4th Avenues Northwest as officers attempt to communicate with an individual who is held up in a residence and threatening self-harm. Tom LaVenture / The Sun2 / 2

JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A northwest Jamestown street is no longer blocked by law enforcement after the individual in question was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 17, on a domestic assault charge, Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger said.

Brandon Haugen, age unknown, Jamestown, was taken into custody on a charge of domestic assault, Edinger said. The individual is known to law enforcement, he said.

“During the course of that investigation, which included a welfare check, we learned that he may have assaulted a family member,” he said.

Police officers blocked Third Street Northwest between Third and Fourth avenue just after 9 a.m. as officers attempted to communicate with Haugen, who was believed to be in a residence and threatening to harm himself, Edinger said.

After no contact was made with Haugen, officers entered the residence at around 12:22 p.m. and found no one inside, said Sgt. Brian Miller with the Jamestown Police Department. Roadblocks were removed and lockdowns were cleared at Anne Carlsen Center and South Central Human Service Center.

Miller said it was unknown if police were operating without valid information or if Haugen had left before officers arrived on scene.