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South Dakota Trooper Injured during Brule County Standoff Retires

In dedicating three decades of his life in service to South Dakota we take time to mark the retirement of South Dakota Highway Patrolman Sgt. John Koenig.

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Man on the Lam Displaces State Boys Basketball Teams in Aberdeen

A man on the run has caused a major disruption in Aberdeen. The man locked himself in a hotel room just as the Class B basketball tournament is set to begin.

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South Dakota Highway Patrolman Shot during Standoff Released from Hospital

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety announced that Sergeant John Koenig was released from the hospital on Monday.

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Updates: Suspect Surrenders Peacefully in Brule County Standoff, Final Moments on Police Radio

South Dakota Highway Patrol confirms the standoff at a Brule County residence has ended and the subject has surrendered without incident.

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Dell Rapids Man Barricades Himself in Home Surrenders to Police

A brief standoff occurred in Dell Rapids late Tuesday afternoon. Police reported initially that the subject was armed and barricaded himself inside his own home.

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Man Arrested After Standoff in Southwest Sioux Falls

A situation with what police are calling a barricaded subject in southwest Sioux Falls on Sunday afternoon ended with the arrest of a 30-year-old man.

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Check Out These Photos of an Amazing Wyoming Wildlife Standoff

An amazing scene played out recently, just before dusk at Wyoming's National Elk Refuge. PHOTOS

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Police Standoff, Sioux Falls, November 14, 2013
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Warrant Call Leads to Police Standoff in Sioux Falls

UPDATE: The police standoff has ended. According to police, 25 year old Cody Michael Smith was arrested for possession of a controlled substance about 1:30 on Thursday afternoon.  The standoff lasted approximately 4.5 hours and Smith submitted to authorities without incident.


According to Argus 911, a warrant service call in the 600 block of South Marion has turned into a standoff situation. A mobile command unit, as well as a SWAT team are on the scene.

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Police Standoff, April 6, 2013
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Sioux Falls Police Involved in Standoff with Armed Robbery Suspect [PHOTOS]

Sioux Falls Police were involved in a standoff with an armed suspect on Saturday in the 1100 block of East 3rd Street.

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Official: Boy Safe, Abductor Dead After Standoff

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - A law enforcement official says a 5-year-old has been safely released after a weeklong standoff between police and the boy's abductor.

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