Search for man, possibly armed, triggers lockdowns

PARKSTON (AP) – Police in Parkston say they've arrested a man who triggered lockdowns at both the local school and hospital.

The Parkston Police Department posted on Facebook about 1:30 a.m. Friday that they were looking for a man who was believed to be armed and that residents should lock their doors.

Authorities have not said why they were looking for the man. Authorities say Avera St. Benedict Health Center and the Parkston School District were locked down about 6:30 a.m. About 7 a.m. police announced they had found the suspect and the lockdowns were lifted.


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