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Police arrest Austin man after 14-hour standoff

AUSTIN — The Austin Police Department took an armed man into custody without incident Monday morning after being engaged in a standoff that last nearly 14 hours.

Authorities were called to the 200 block of 11th Ave Northwest at about 8 p.m. Sunday night after receiving information that a 47-year-old man was acting erratically while in possession of firearms.

He was arrested at 9:48 a.m. by police, who recovered four hand guns from within his home, according to Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger. The man, who had an outstanding warrant in Olmsted County, is being held at the Austin jail.

"It's a delicate situation," Krueger said. "Apparently he has had some mental health issues in the past and was acting very paranoid and unpredictable."

Krueger said some residents were evacuated from within the apartment complex, which is located across the street from the iconic Spam Museum.

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