SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A long standoff between police and a man who claimed to be armed outside the downtown Sioux Falls library ended with his surrender.

Police say they were looking for the 43-year-old parole violator and found him sitting in a car in the library parking lot about 1 p.m. Monday. Tactical officers were called when the man told police he was armed. The Argus Leader says a downtown block was closed as dozens of police cars and SWAT vehicles filled the street. Police sent one sniper to the top of a parking ramp at the nearby Holiday Inn.

Officers negotiated with the man for more than three hours before he peacefully surrendered. Police searched his vehicle for weapons, but it wasn’t immediately clear if he had any.

Information from: Argus Leader,

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