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Thursday, 12 December 2013 01:43

Thai protesters resume siege of PM's offices

   BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital have resumed their tactic of besieging government offices, cutting off electricity to the prime minister's office compound and demanding that police abandon the premises.

   The protesters, who are seeking to force the replacement of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government before a Feb. 2 election, threatened Thursday to force their way in if police don't leave.

   In a previous confrontation, police withdrew from the compound to allow the demonstrators in without a fight. That withdrawal came after two days of increasingly violent standoffs.

Published in National News
Friday, 15 November 2013 12:29

SWAT has suspect surrounded in Jennings home

The standoff in Jennings is over after the suspect surrendered to police.

The standoff, in the 5200 block of Hamilton, lasted from around 9 AM until noon. Officers were trying to arrest the suspect, who was wanted for a robbery in Chesterfield, when he ran off. The man barricaded himself inside a house. The St. Louis County Tactical team was called in.

A negotiator was able to talk the suspect out of home. He surrendered to police without incident. 

Published in Local News
Monday, 11 November 2013 14:39

SWAT responding to house in North St. Louis

Breaking news at this hour as Fox 2 reports there is a large police presence near the intersection of Strodtman and Bissel in North St. Louis.

Authorities say a man with a gun has barricaded himself inside his house. This is a developing situation and we will update as we have more information. 

Published in Local News
Thursday, 01 August 2013 13:10

Standoff in North St. Louis ends peacefully

An argument between neighbors ends after an hours-long standoff.

The incident started around 7:30 this morning in the Mark Twain neighborhood of North St. Louis. A man started arguing with his 63-year-old neighbor, when the older man got a gun and shot at the victim's home. The victim went into his house and called police. The elderly man went back into his home and grabbed a machete to threaten his neighbor with. When police arrived, the machete-wielding neighbor went back into his home.

Two hours later, he surrendered to police. No one was injured in the incident.

 
Published in Local News

A standoff in Maryland Heights is over and ended without violence.

Police were called to a house near the intersection of Olive and Fee Fee Road. A suspect in the house was threatening to hurt himself and police. The suspect's brother told police that the man could have been suffering drug withdrawal symptoms. Around 4 this morning, the man surrendered to authorities.

The suspect's name has not been released and no injuries were reported. 

Published in Local News

Two suspects are awaiting charges after a brief standoff last night.

The incident started just north of highway 70 in Jennings around 7 PM on Wednesday. Police say the suspects drove by a house and fired several shots into the home. Officers tracked the car to a home in Country Club Hills. The SWAT team was called out after the two suspects barricaded themselves in the house.

Those suspects surrendered a short time later and could face charges before the end of the week.

 

Published in Local News

UPDATED at 5:23 PM:

The man responsible for a four-hour standoff in Belleville this morning, is now facing charges.

The incident started when Dougford Butler allegedly attacked a woman from a previous relationship. He then drove off. Officers found that car outside a home and determined Butler was holed up in the house.

Around 11:30, Butler peacefully surrendered to police.

He is now charged with one count of home invasion and held on a half-million dollar bond.

Published in Local News

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say three children are safe and a Trenton, N.J. neighborhood is secure after the resolution of a 36-hour standoff with a man barricaded inside a house.

Authorities won't say more about the hostage standoff, including how it ended or what became of the gunman, or give any information about the children until a morning news conference.

Published in National News
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:55

UPDATE: Troy, MO standoff ends peacefully

The standoff that started earlier today in Troy, Missouri, has come to a peaceful resolution.

A woman locked herself in a home after allegedly stabbing a man around 4 AM. Officers tried to talk the woman out of her house and KSDK reports that she was taken into custody around 10:30.

Published in Local News

   A South County man is in custody after an eight hour standoff with police that had included a SWAT team.

   It started Thursday afternoon around 4:00 when a man barricaded himself in his Sunset Hills home on Old Gravois Road.  

   A police tactical unit was called in.

   Sunset Hills Police police believe the issue that set the man off was a domestic dispute.

   The man finally surrendered without incident around 12:15 Friday morning.  His name hasn't been released. 

 

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