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Leonard Ritter appears Thursday in Cass County District Court to enter pleas to five felony charges. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Fargo man involved in armed standoff enters not guilty plea

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The man suspected in a nine-hour standoff with Fargo police in July pleaded not guilty in Cass County District Court on Thursday to the felonies he faces in connection with the incident.


The attorney for Leonard Ritter, the man arrested after the July 8 standoff, said after the hearing that a mental evaluation of his client will determine only his mindset at the time of the incident, not his existing mental competency.

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