MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A weekend standoff in Mitchell ended peacefully when a suicidal male surrendered after nearly four hours.

The Daily Republic reports that officers were called to the residence about 2:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of an armed suicidal person.

People in several surrounding homes were evacuated or moved to basements. People in a nearby residential youth treatment facility also were ordered to shelter in place.

Officers took the male into protective custody about 6:30 a.m., ending the threat.

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