North Dakota authorities are currently on the lookout for the individual responsible for a murder attempt on Thursday morning. According to the official police reports, the man tried to drive over a police officer while trying to flee from a house searched by probation agents.
Bismarck Police Officer Nearly Killed While on Duty
Police Sergeant Mark Buschena told the reporters that on Thursday morning, a Bismarck police officer was nearly killed in the line of duty while attempting to subdue an individual fleeing his home. According to Buschena, the police officers were assisting members with probation or assisting parole to search for a suspect.
Upon entering the house, an individual, later identified as 22-year-old Ulises Villalobos, was seen escaping the house and boarding a vehicle. The Bismarck police officer went ahead in order to prevent the individual from escaping, but he did not comply.
According to the officer involved in the incident, Villalobos allegedly steered the car in his direction with the intent of running him over. Fortunately, the officer managed to evade the speeding vehicle in time. Before leaving his sight, the Bismarck law enforcement agent discharged his service handgun several times in Villalobos’ vehicle.
At this time, it’s uncertain whether the suspect was wounded or not after trying to run over the officer. The case is under scrutiny as there are too many uncertainties. For example, at this point, we don’t know for sure if the parole or assisting parole officers were there for Villalobos or for another individual who shared the same house.
After the incident involving the Bismarck police officer, the authorities decided that it’s in the community’s best interest to issue a shelter-in-place alert for all schools. The alert lasted for one and a half hours. Villalobos has yet to be apprehended.
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