- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Sturgis man who police subdued with bean bag rounds after he allegedly threatened to kill himself has been charged with simple assault.

Authorities in Rapid City say they met with 69-year-old Robert Spangler in March after it was suspected that he accidently shot and injured a 29-year-old Rapid City man.

After talking with police, officers say Spangler got out of a vehicle in the parking lot of the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn and threatened to kill himself with a knife. Police say they shot at least nine bean-bag rounds at Spangler before he dropped the knife.

He was transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital on March 18.

Spangler was arrested and booked at the Pennington County Jail on Friday. He’s charged with one count of simple assault.

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