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Yankton man faces numerous charges in Box Elder incident

August 17, 2018

BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) — A Yankton man accused of shooting at a police officer and briefly taking hostages at gunpoint in Box Elder is facing several charges including attempted murder.

The Rapid City Journal reports 31-year-old Justin Littrell also is charged with aggravated assault of an officer, burglary, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping and making threats. He also faces drug and weapons counts.

The incident Tuesday began with police responding to a report of a man screaming. Littrell allegedly shot at officers, fled into a nearby yard and took two people hostage, then fled again when police closed in and entered a home occupied by a 10-year-old girl.

No one was hurt.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Littrell has an attorney.

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