GRAND FORKS-A nearly five-hour standoff between Grand Forks police and a man who was believed to be armed in an apartment building in central Grand Forks ended peacefully Monday.

At about 12:45 p.m. Grand Forks police officers spotted 36-year-old Samuel Nelson, who had five active warrants in the city. When officers attempted to apprehend Nelson, who was believed to be armed, he fled police and entered a Grand Forks apartment complex.

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Officers found Nelson at about 5:30 p.m. in the building and persuaded him to surrender. Nelson, a Grand Forks resident, was subsequently transported to the Grand Forks County Correctional Center.

In addition to five local warrants for Nelson's arrest, additional criminal charges pertaining to the standoff are under consideration. Court records show that Nelson was charged with multiple drug-related crimes in February, including two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance-meth, possession of a controlled substance-marijuana.