Grand Forks man arrested after allegedly threatening Rydell employee

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A Grand Forks man was arrested after police say he threatened an employee at a local car dealership.

Officers were called to Rydell Chevrolet just before 9 a.m. Saturday for a call of a man threatening an employee. Upon the first officer's arrival, the suspect fled north on foot, Grand Forks police said in a press release. After searching for the suspect for about 30 minutes, an officer located the man in an apartment building nearby, the release said.

The 31-year-old Grand Forks man, Paris Shannon, was arrested and charged with terrorizing, a Class C felony, and refusal to halt, a Class B misdemeanor. A knife was recovered from Shannon, according to the press release.

The victim said a knife was displayed at the time of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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