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Sioux Falls man accused of breaking into US senator's office

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A 45-year-old man accused of breaking into U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds' office in Sioux Falls on Tuesday faces charges including burglary and grand theft.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - A 45-year-old man accused of breaking into U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds' office in Sioux Falls on Tuesday faces charges including burglary and grand theft.

Police say Donald Hallor, of Sioux Falls, will appear in court Wednesday. A Sioux Falls police spokesman didn't have information about a potential motivation for the alleged break in.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens said in an email that property allegedly taken from Rounds' office included books, a flag stand and office supplies.

Authorities said officers Tuesday evening noticed a broken window at the Republican senator's office, with noises coming from inside and someone observed moving around in the dark building.

Officers formed a perimeter, noticed a man on the roof of the building and then found Hallor, Clemens said. Hallor also allegedly broke into a different suite in the building, he said.

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Rounds' spokeswoman Natalie Krings said Hallor isn't known to their office to the best of her knowledge.

"Fortunately, no one was in the office during the incident and everyone is safe," Krings said in a statement. "Senator Rounds is grateful for the diligent work by the Sioux Falls Police Department to catch the intruder, and we will continue to work with them."

It wasn't immediately clear if Hallor has an attorney who could comment on the case.

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