Police: Suspect Not Found at Standoff Site

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Police are searching for a burglary suspect that left the site of a standoff on Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.

The Springdale Police Department said authorities have been unable to communicate with a burglary suspect who was involved in a standoff.

Authorities said a robot and K-9 unit have both searched the apartment where the standoff took place, and he is no longer there.

The suspect was identified by the Bentonville Police Department as Clinton R. Monroe, 37, of Springdale.

Anyone with information on his location is encouraged to call the Springdale Police Department at 479-751-4542 or the Bentonville Police Department at 479-271-3170.

Police said schools on lockdown should be releasing students soon.

Original story:

SPRINGDALE, Ark.- Police are on the scene of a standoff at an apartment complex in Springdale, Arkansas, authorities say. 

The Bentonville Police Department was trying to serve a warrant on a burglary suspect at The Vineyards at Jones Road apartments when the incident began. The suspect is refusing to come out of the apartment, authorities said. 

Springdale police are assisting with the response. 

Officials confirmed Hellstern Middle School, Har-Ber High School and Bernice Young Elementary School were all on lockdown because of the standoff. 

Bentonville Police say the man burglarized a home on Southwest Redwood Avenue on Monday between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The man was armed with a hammer and a black handgun. 

Anyone with information on his identity is encouraged to call the Bentonville Police Department at 479-271-3170. 

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