UPDATE: Man in Custody After Hours-Long Standoff

By KOLR10 News

Published 06/06 2014 07:04PM

Updated 06/06 2014 10:19PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield Police confirm a man is in custody after a standoff Friday evening.

A KOLR10 News photographer on scene says he witnessed police escort a man from the residence in the 2300 block of N. Prospect in handcuffs to a police car.

No other information has been released at this time.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Police Department and their Special Response Team is on scene of a standoff at a home in the 2300 block of N. Prospect.

According to Springfield Police Spokeswoman Lisa Cox, an officer located a suspect likely involved in past criminal activity near Kearney and Glenstone.

The man fled in a black sedan at a high rate of speed and the officer did not pursue.

At Kearney and Fremont, the man crashed the vehicle and fled on foot.

Springfield Police activated a K9 unit to track the man.

Residents at a home in the 2300 block of N. Prospect later alerted police that a person matching the description entered their home, scaring them, and exited.

Another witness says the suspect entered a different home in the 2300 block of N. Prospect and still seems to be inside.

The Special Response Team is working to persuade the man to exit the home and have been making verbal contact with him, according to Cox.

According to an officer on scene, the house the man is hiding in is empty.

More details will be released as they become available.

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