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A man is in custody after a nearly four hour standoff with police late Wednesday night at some apartments near the Missouri State University campus in Springfield.

Officers surrounded the Jenny Lind Hall Apartments at  711 S. Jefferson Ave, south of downtown.

Police say they believed there was a suicidal man inside the building who either set off a fire extinguisher or started a small fire.

The building was evacuated around 7 p.m. and police in tactical gear were sent inside the building just after 10 p.m.

There are no reports of injuries.