EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A man is in custody in East St. Louis after being in a standoff with law enforcement for hours Thursday night into Friday morning.
Police said at about 7:30 p.m., shots were fired on Trendley Avenue. The suspect fled to his home in the 3500 block of Piggott Avenue. He barricaded himself inside the home with two young children.
Hostage negotiators were there until officers finally took the man into custody at approximately 3 a.m. Friday. Police said the children are okay. They were taken into protective custody.
The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police were at the scene assisting East St. Louis Police officers who were trying to get the suspect to surrender.
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