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Man arrested after gunshots heard in southeastern Sioux Falls

Swatek is facing multiple charges including reckless discharge of a firearm and making...
Swatek is facing multiple charges including reckless discharge of a firearm and making terroristic threats.(Dakota News Now)
Published: Mar. 26, 2021 at 6:46 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A 21-year-old man has been arrested after a report of gunshots in southeastern Sioux Falls Thursday night.

Sioux Falls Police officers were sent to an area near 69th Street and Bahnson Avenue after someone called because they heard five to six gunshots, just before 11 pm. Officers released the two men from the apartment unit after finding no evidence of a gun or gunshots. A third man in the apartment was arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant.

Just before 2 am, authorities received a report of a man running around naked in the same apartment building. Witnesses told authorities they heard a man, identified as 21-year-old Brandon Swatek, say he was going to “grab his gun” and “shoot up” the apartment complex.

After a preliminary investigation, officers arrested Swatek on multiple charges. Those include reckless discharge of a firearm and making terroristic threats.

Following his arrest, police searched the apartment and found the handgun that had been used to fire the shots. Police believe Swatek fired the gun into the air on the balcony of the apartment.

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