WEST FARGO, N.D. — Police in West Fargo say officers rescued a man suspected of starting a fire in a garage who was threatening to shoot them if they entered the burning structure.
When police responded to the property Wednesday afternoon they could hear the man in the burning, unattached garage.
Assistant Police Chief Jerry Boyer tells KFGO officers were able to get inside and pull the man out. One officer was treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation. Two other officers were treated at the scene.
The man in the garage is hospitalized and could face charges. Investigators say the fire was deliberately set.
Retrospective: Vintage photos show cops on the streets of Billings
Officer Bill Garvin at the Log Cabin Cafe, 1975
Billings police officers on the night beat, October 1975
Billings police officer at the Silver Dollar Inn, October 1975
Prostitution raid at a downtown Billings bar, 1976
Billings police patrol car with teeth, 1978
Billings police during a prostitution raid, 1976
Billings police officer in new patrol car, April 1982
Man receiving a pat down from a Billings police officer, December 1984
Billings police officer on downtown beat, 1984
Billings police officer at a downtown business, 1984
Billings police officers, 1984
Billings police investigate an accident at 13th Street West and Grand Avenue, 1986
Billings police officers on the night shift, October 1987
Billings police officer at Arcade Bar, 1987
Billings police officer doing paperwork, 1987
Billings police at police station, October 1987
Billings police with evidence from a theft ring, 1987
Billings police arresting vandalism suspects, October 1988
Billings police officer with radar gun, 1989
Billings police officers with D.A.R.E. car, 1990
Billings police making prostitution arrest, 1990
Billings police assist in marijuana grow raid, February 1991