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Bismarck Police have released the name of the man who was shot last night by police responding to a call from a man reportedly holding hostages at gunpoint. He is Glenn Allen Lovgren, 49, Bismarck. He is currently in surgery at a local hospital for multiple gunshot wounds. This case is under investigation. There was also an active warrant for Lovgren for escape from the Bismarck Transition Center.
Last night’s incident was similar to another incident involving Lovgren in 2011.
On January 4th, 2011 at 7:55 p.m., 9-1-1 received a call from someone reporting a man holding people hostage at gunpoint in a mobile home at 1119 University Drive.At 7:59 p.m. the first of three patrol officers from the Bismarck Police Department arrived. Lovgren came outside the home carrying what appeared to be a rifle, and confronted officers. He then went back into the home. The officers began negotiating with Lovgren.
The West Dakota SWAT team was activated at 8:43 p.m. They arrived and set up a perimeter. Negotiations continued off and on for approximately four hours. Shortly after midnight, Lovgren abruptly ended the phone call with police negotiators, came out of the home, pointed a firearm at officers and he was shot by law enforcement.
First aid was rendered, he was stabilized and taken to a local hospital by Metro Ambulance. No one else was injured in that incident.
In that case he was charged with Terrorizing and Felon in Possession of a Firearm, both class C felonies.
Previously released information:
An officer involved shooting occurred this evening at 11:42 p.m. at the 600 block of West Arbor Avenue at the Clem Kelly softball complex. A 49 year old Bismarck man was shot by police and taken to a local hospital by Metro Area Ambulance where he is currently being treated. No officers were injured.
On August 8 at 11:16 p.m. dispatch received a 911 call from a person who stated he had two hostages at gunpoint and then disconnected. Dispatch was unable to make contact upon calling the number back. Subsequent calls went straight to voicemail.
Officers responded to the location. When they arrived they made contact with a resident who reported there were no problems there. While checking the area an officer saw someone by the tennis courts, who began yelling at the officer and took off running toward the area of softball diamond one and entered the dugout on the north side. The officer could see he had something in his hand like he was holding a handgun wrapped in a shirt. He wasn’t following officers’ commands and made a movement like he was pointing a weapon at the officer. In defense of that officer, three other officers on the scene fired their weapons at the suspect.Metro Area Ambulance responded and transported the suspect to a local hospital where he is currently being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.
No officers were injured during this incident. One officer has three years’ experience with BPD, one has 1.5 years’ experience with the BPD and it was the first night on patrol with a Field Training Officer for the third officer who has three years prior law enforcement experience. The officers have been placed on administrative leave per department policy.
The case has been turned over to BCI for investigation.