Police standoff in Aberdeen ends peacefully

October 23, 2023

ABERDEEN, S.D.–Aberdeen police engaged in a brief standoff over the weekend with an individual who threatened to shoot law enforcement and fired a gun into the air.

Officers were called to the 1500 block of South Washington Street for a suicidal individual.

While approaching, officers heard a gunshot and found the individual holding a pistol outside a residence.

Officers were able to peacefully negotiate a safe surrender.

The individual was placed on a mental illness hold and is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm while intoxicated.