Suspect in standoff believed to be armed


MASSAC COUNTY — Police from multiple law enforcement agencies are involved in a standoff at a home on Lindsey Street, in Metropolis. It’s about 235 miles south of Champaign.

Authorities say the suspect is wanted on a warrant for drug charges and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. At this time, no one is hurt, but officials think the suspect is armed.

Negotiators are trying to get the subject to surrender peacefully. The Metropolis Police Department, Massac County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police are on the scene. 


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