The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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February 24, 2014

13-hour standoff ends peacefully

Austin police recover four handguns

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — Police in Austin have taken a man in custody following a 13-hour standoff.

Officers were called to an apartment building about 8:30 p.m. Sunday on a report a man may have a gun and was possibly a danger to himself or others.

Nearby apartments were evacuated and police cordoned off the building. Officers finally entered the man's apartment about 10 a.m. Monday and arrested him.

The Austin Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1bGkEhI ) says police recovered four handguns from the man's apartment.

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