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Standoff ends peacefully in Buffalo

Michael Klaman

Several homes were evacuated as a precaution when a reportedly armed man refused to surrender to police in Buffalo, Iowa.

Police said they were sent to a home in the 700 block of Franklin Street at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2012.  Neighbors had reported a man armed with a handgun was in the back yard of a home yelling obscenities. 

Police said the man, 21-year-old Michael Klaman, went into his home when they arrived.   Police evacuated some nearby homes as a precaution and then worked to establish communication with Klaman. 

A short time later, Klaman allegedly showed a handgun as he went out the back door of the home.  He was immediately taken into custody. 

Klaman was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.  He was booked into the Scott County jail and immediately released after posting $300 bond.

Klaman was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. 

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