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Man involved in standoff with DL police committed to mental hospital for 6 months

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The man who was involved in a 4½-hour standoff with police in Detroit Lakes two weeks ago has been committed to a hospital in Fergus Falls for treatment.

After a closed hearing held Friday in Becker County District Court, David William Buethner, 37, was found to be "mentally ill and chemically dependent."

A warrant was signed Tuesday committing Buethner to the custody of the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services for a period "not to exceed six months."

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