LIDGERWOOD, N.D. — A Lidgerwood man is facing a felony reckless endangerment charge after a six-hour standoff with authorities at his home.

The Wahpeton Daily News reports that the Monday incident began when officers responded to a report of 39-year-old Michael Skroch allegedly terrorizing someone with a sword.

Richland County Sheriff Larry Leshovsky says attempts to negotiate with Skroch were unsuccessful. Officers twice fired tear gas into the home and successfully removed him the second time. Nearby residents were evacuated during the standoff.

Court documents do not list an attorney for Skroch. The charge against him carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Information from: Wahpeton Daily News,

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