A report of a homicide in Bismarck early Thursday morning (12/4) has been confirmed by local authorities. 

The Bismarck Tribune is reporting police responded to an incident at the 200 block of N. 16th St., between Thayer and Broadway avenues around 1:30am Thursday morning. The area has since been blocked off.

The victim has not yet been identified. Mark Anthony Butts, 45, was taken into custody after he was found in a nearby parking lot with a cut on his hand. He is being held at the Burleigh County Detention Center and will be seen in court later Thursday.

We will continue to update the story as more details become available.

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