School scare in Chamberlain

   CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) - An apparently armed and suicidal person prompted a brief lockdown at the St. Joseph's Indian School campus in Chamberlain.
     Police responded to the school Tuesday afternoon after a report that a former school employee was on campus with a handgun, threatening to kill himself.
     Police Chief Joe Hutmacher says that officers chased the man when he fled on foot and eventually subdued him with a stun gun. He was taken into custody but not immediately charged with a crime.
     Police say they recovered a handgun from the man's vehicle on campus.
     The school was on lockdown for fewer than 10 minutes.
 AP-WF-05-15-13 1336GMT

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