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A man is in protective custody following a four-hour armed standoff in Mitchell early Sunday morning.  Just before 2:30 AM, officers responded to the area of 1000 Court Merrill for a report of an armed suicidal male in a residence.  The Mitchell Emergency Response Unit was notified and responded to the scene.  A perimeter was established and several residences were evacuated.  Abbott House staff was also notified and told to stay in the building.  Negotiators attempted to make contact with the individual.  The situation was resolved at around 6:30 AM when the subject exited the residence without incident.  No one was injured in the standoff.

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