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Man arrested after brief standoff with Sioux City police

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SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City man in possession of a paintball gun was taken into custody Wednesday evening after a brief standoff with police.

Brandon Hamilton mugshot


Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Riverside Boulevard at 4:57 p.m. after receiving a call about a man threatening a woman with a gun described as an AR-15-style rifle. Officers arrived and confronted the man, who initially refused to obey commands. Officers determined that the weapon was a paintball gun and apprehended him.

Brandon Hamilton, 26, of Sioux City, was transported to UnityPoint -- St. Luke's, then booked into the Woodbury County Jail on charges of criminal trespassing, carrying a weapon and failure to obey a police officer.

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