Heavy police activity along Route 51


(UPDATED AT 2:46 P.M.) Officers said the suspect was taken into custody. No one was hurt in this situation.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Illinois State Police are on the scene of an incident along U.S. 51 between Maroa and Forsyth.

Troopers said it is happening near US 51 and School Road. There is heavy police activity there. A helicopter was seen in the area.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office said DeWitt County officers handled a domestic situation and a man got into a car and left the scene.

Officers believe a child and and weapon are in the car.

US 51 in that area is closed at this time. Drivers are asked to avoid the area and take other routes around the scene.

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