(Grand Forks, ND) – A 16-year-old juvenile male was arrested Sunday night in connection with an early morning gun-related incident near the University of North Dakota (UND) campus in Grand Forks.
The juvenile, who has ties to Grand Forks, was arrested at the UND Police Department at approximately 10 p.m. Sunday night. The juvenile, whose name is not being released due to his age, was charged with four counts of terrorizing, and is currently in custody with local juvenile services, according to Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police at UND, Rodney Clark.
Early Sunday morning, UND Police officers responded to a report of a male individual with a gun at a private residence at 3000 University Avenue, which is adjacent to UND’s campus. Witnesses say the male was seen with a gun while in the residence. The witnesses asked him to leave and called police while escorting him out of the residence. The male allegedly brandished a handgun, waved the weapon around and pointed it at others while outside on the property.
The male left on foot. A search took place, and police spotted an individual partially matching the description was spotted. After a brief pursuit, police were unable to locate the individual. Police responded to the residence and discovered an Airsoft replica pistol near a trash dumpster by an area church parking lot.