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Same man allegedly tied to Fort Pierre, Aberdeen lockdowns

ABERDEEN (AP) -- Authorities say a Gettysburg man is responsible for incidents leading to lockdowns in Fort Pierre and Aberdeen. Stanley County officials locked down the courthouse in Fort Pierre for 1 1/2 hours Wednesday after reports of a drug ...

ABERDEEN (AP) - Authorities say a Gettysburg man is responsible for incidents leading to lockdowns in Fort Pierre and Aberdeen.

Stanley County officials locked down the courthouse in Fort Pierre for 1 ½ hours Wednesday after reports of a drug felon stealing ammunition and a knife from a Pierre store. The Capital Journal reports the Hughes County Courthouse in Pierre went on alert but didn't lock down.

The 30-year-old man was arrested three hours later on U.S. Highway 12 west of Aberdeen, but not before four Avera St. Luke's Hospital buildings in Aberdeen went on lockdown for an hour. The American News reports authorities believed the man might be a threat to staff.

It wasn't immediately clear if formal charges had been filed against the suspect, who was being assessed for mental illness.

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