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Man in Custody After Freeway Standoff

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BEVINGTON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a standoff with an armed man on a freeway in central Iowa has ended, and traffic on the roadway has reopened.

Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Scott Bright says the man was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon following the incident on Interstate 35 near the city of Bevington, about 25 miles south of Des Moines. No injuries were reported in the standoff, which lasted more than an hour.

The suspect was fleeing a traffic stop that started near Des Moines. A chase ended when stop sticks deflated the man's tires and he pulled over on the shoulder of the freeway. Authorities say the man showed a weapon but he didn't use it. He later surrendered.

Traffic was briefly rerouted away from the north and southbound lanes over several miles.

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