NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) _ Authorities say a front-end loader was used to break into a New Town home to end a standoff with an armed man barricaded inside.
New Town Police Chief Art Walgren says that law enforcement used the loader Thursday to ``dismantle the house.'' He says attempts to use tear gas failed during the daylong standoff.
Schools in the community went on lockdown during the incident.
The FBI identified the man taken into custody as 32-year-old Michael Jason Smith.
Authorities say Smith faces narcotics charges in Colorado and will likely face additional charges in North Dakota.