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Arnold man involved in standoff with police

ARNOLD, MO - The FBI and other law officers are in a stand-off with a man in Arnold that has gone on now for several hours.

It's happening at a home on West Highview Drive just off Londell Road not far from Highway 141.

Authorities tell us this all started about 7:00am this morning when FBI agents came to a duplex to serve a search warrant. During that process at some point the stand-off started.

Several agencies are on the scene including the FBI, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept. and the Arnold Police Department. Police tell us the man is inside the home alone---there is no hostage situation.

Authorities tell us they have been in communication with the man and they don't believe there is a threat to law enforcement.

We have also talked with a FBI spokesperson. He will only say at this point that agents were here for a court authorized law enforcement purpose.

We do know families in at least two nearby homes have been evacuated.
A woman who lives in one of those home says police told her to leave for safety reasons.

So far we have no reports of any injuries.