UPDATE: RCPD deescalates situation on East Van Buren Street, public safety restored

UPDATE: (2:41 p.m.) – Around 11 a.m., officers received a call to the 500 block of East Van Buren Street for a report of a man outside pointing a long gun at himself outside of residence.

Law enforcement negotiated with the individual for a couple hours until 2:30 p.m. The individual was then taken into custody.

Public safety has been restored and roads will be open soon. No injuries or threats were reported.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Police Department Special Response Team and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office has responded to the 500 block of East Van Buren Street.

Per a tweet from the Rapid City Police Department, law enforcement is evacuating residences and has blocked roads. The public is asked to use alternative routes.

This is a developing story in which NewsCenter1 will provide updates to as they become available.

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