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Standoff ends peacefully in Douglas County

CORSICA -- A 38-year-old man surrendered peacefully after barricading himself inside a home with a loaded shotgun for more than an hour Monday night in Corsica.

According to Douglas County Sheriff Jon Coler, the standoff began at approximately 7 p.m. after authorities received a report of a suicidal man from a bystander. They received another call from the man himself a short time later.

Four officers with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the incident, which, according to Coler, happened at a home near the intersection of Fourth Street and Corse Avenue.

"We set up a perimeter and waited it out a little bit," Coler said.

The man, whose name Coler did not release, was alone in the home and was periodically in contact with a dispatcher based in Charles Mix County, Coler said. After about an hour and a half, the man agreed to give himself up.

No one was injured in the incident, but authorities did find a loaded shotgun inside the home. The 38-year-old has not been charged with any crime.

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