Armed man shoots at police during 24-hour ongoing standoff situation in north St. Louis County

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. –  A standoff is still going on in unincorporated north St. Louis County Friday morning as negotiators are working to communicate with the barricaded gunman.

The standoff began around 8:15 a.m Thursday after US Marshals attempted to arrest a man in his forties who is wanted on felony charges. The man barricaded himself in a home in the 14800 block of Frais Drive.

Police said when the situation began, there was a woman in the home who is related to the suspect. She was able to get out of the home, and the suspect was then believed to be the only person inside. It is not clear if the suspect lives in the home where he barricaded himself.

Officers with the St. Louis County Police Department’s Tactical Operations Unit along with officers from St. Charles County, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and trained negotiators worked throughout the day to get the suspect to come out.

This update was posted to the St. Louis County Police North County Precinct’s Facebook page:

“We want to update our North County residents on the critical police incident in the 14800 block of Frais Drive. The situation that began just after 8:00 a.m. on Thursday remains the same. Our Tactical Operations Unit along with assistance from St. Louis City and St. Charles County remains on scene. Exhaustive attempts to bring this to a peaceful resolution continue with not cooperation from the armed and barricaded suspect. He has continued for fire shots at officers. At this time, we’d like to thank the residents of the community for their patience as we strive to keep them safe and bring the situation to peaceful resolution.”

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