Aberdeen armed standoff linked to alleged domestic assault

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - A man who Aberdeen police say barricaded himself in an apartment with a gun and a knife was arrested on charges of domestic aggravated assault and violation of a protection order.

The American News reports the 36-year-old man was taken into custody about 7:45 p.m. Monday after a standoff that lasted nearly seven hours. It prompted the evacuation of the apartment building and nearby residences, and several streets also were blocked off.

The standoff ended when the man surrendered to law officers after they used tear gas.

Brown County State's Attorney Chris White said Tuesday that he hadn't yet received the incident report.

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