Update: Mayville man takes own life in standoff after attempted search warrant

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Mayville, ND) -- A 59-year old Mayville area man shot and killed himself after authorities converged on his property to serve a search warrant Wednesday evening.

The Traill County Sheriff's Office, BCI and the Department of Homeland Security went to the rural Mayville home late Wednesday afternoon to serve the warrant but the man barricaded himself inside a room in a shop building. Grand Forks Regional Swat was called in to assist.

Negotiators tried to talk the man into giving up but he wouldn't. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was found a little before 7 p.m.

The Minnesota Department of Criminal Apprehension has been called in to investigate the incident since both the Traill County Sheriff's Office and North Dakota BCI were involved.

To see our initial coverage on the incident, click here.