NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) _ A man who barricaded himself into a North Dakota home prompting the lockdown of several local schools is in police custody.
32-year-old Michael Jason Smith came out of the house shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday.
Smith was wanted in Colorado on charges mostly dealing with narcotics. He was at a home in New Town when law enforcement officials arrived, and he barricaded himself in the home. New Town Police Chief Art Welgren says that officials used a front-end loader to break into the home at the end of the standoff.
Schools in the community went on lockdown during the incident.
FBI spokesman Kyle Loven says Smith may now face charges in North Dakota and Colorado.