North Dakota suspect wounded in police shootout

Williston, ND, officials declined to say whether the officers were on paid leave

A person who fled on foot from Williston police was wounded Friday in an exchange of gunfire with officers, police said.

Officers responded to a vehicle blocking traffic at a city intersection around 3:40 a.m., the Bismarck Tribune reported. Two officers chased the person on foot, and police say the person and officers exchanged gunfire. The person was hit; neither officer was injured, the department said.

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Williston, N.D., police shot and wounded a suspect who opened fire on them while fleeing on foot.

Williston, N.D., police shot and wounded a suspect who opened fire on them while fleeing on foot.

The officers provided medical care until paramedics arrived and took the person to the hospital.

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The police department did not immediately provide any details about the person or his or her condition. Authorities also did not immediately identify the officers involved.

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The department declined to say whether the officers had been placed on paid administrative leave, which is common as investigations are pending.