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A man was arrested near the 800 block of Mary Street Tuesday following a report of someone brandishing a firearm in the area.

According to Capt. Jeff Wilson with the St Joseph Police Department, officers responded to the call around noon.

“Once in the area, one officer located the subject, who fled on foot,” Wilson said in an email. “After a short foot pursuit, the subject (was) arrested in the area of 800 Mary.”

The suspect has been identified as Lawrence R. Kieser Jr., who is 43. Wilson said the man was arrested and booked into the Buchanan County Jail on a probation warrant. Police did recover a BB gun in the area, according to Wilson.

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