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Pierre standoff ends with suspect in custody

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A suspect was taken into custody after a standoff that stretched from Thursday to Friday finally ended, Pierre police told KSFY reporter Courtney Collen.

Pierre police and FBI officials were unavailable for comment this morning to provide more details.

The standoff started mid-afternoon Thursday and lasted into the early hours of Friday morning at a mobile home park in the area of North Highland Avenue.

Thursday evening police told KSFY reporter Courtney Collen that they believed a man armed with a high power rifle was inside a mobile home. Residents of the mobile home park and an adjacent apartment building were evacuated to a nearby church.

Tony Mangan of KCCR-AM said that police believed Jason Todd Garreau, 27, may be the armed man involved in the standoff. Police could not confirm if he was the individual taken into custody.

Garreau is wanted by the FBI for questioning in Wednesday's vehicle chase and shooting death north of Fort Thompson.

According to FBI agent Kyle Loven, the man who died near Fort Thompson, "actively engaged law enforcement."

Loven's releasing few details on the active investigation.

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Chairman said this investigation has been very disruptive for the community.

Stay with KSFY and KSFY.com for updates on this developing story.

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