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Escalating fight leads to apartment evacuation along Grand Avenue in Des Moines

Authorities are clearing up the scene now.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Grand Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets is back open after Des Moines police officers and negotiators worked "a barricaded subject incident" Friday evening. 

A tweet from the Des Moines Police Department says officers and negotiators were at the scene around 5:53 p.m. Friday. 

Local 5 witnessed police bring a man into custody. Sgt. Paul Parizek with DMPD said a fight at the apartment complex escalated to the man screaming threats. For extra precaution, police evacuated several floors of the building. 

No injuries were reported in this incident. 

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