Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Stand-Off in Dell Rapids Ends Peacefully. Suspect Sent for Psychiatric Evaluation.

A standoff near Dell Rapids involving law officers and a man wanted on felony larceny and ingesting warrants ended peacefully Wednesday night when the suspect surrendered after four hours.

Sergeant Jason Gearman of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Tahlen  Bourassa had been ingesting and was possibly suicidal, and carrying an illegal weapon.

Gearman says Bourassa was located between 1pm and 2pm near the Baltic Corner by the Fugitive Task Force and pursued for a short time, and he later holed up at a business in an industrial area just south of Dell Rapids:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Officers surrounded the building and monitored the situation from a helicopter and the SWAT team’s armored vehicle.

Gearman says Bourassa surrendered without incident around 9:30 p.m. He was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Best of KSOO

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KSOO VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KSOO VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.