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Police activity near North Elementary causes school delay

Man placed into protective custody


After a four and a half hour-standoff with authorities, a 44-year-old man was placed into protective custody Wednesday morning in Sidney.

Police and sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence near North Elementary School at about 3 a.m., Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub said.

“Family members reported concerns that the subject was not taking his medication, hallucinating and delusional,” a media release from Schaub’s office states.

The man – whose identity was not disclosed because of state laws regarding mental health subjects – told authorities he was armed with a shotgun...

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