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Edwardsville standoff ends with arrest

A 26-year-old Edwardsville man was arrested early this morning following a police standoff that began late Thursday.

The man surrendered to police. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported, Maj. Jim Marble said this morning.

The incident began around 11:30 p.m. when witnesses said they saw the man pull into a gas station located in the 10400 block of Kaw Drive. They said the man got out of his vehicle and removed a handgun from a hoister and walked into the store. Once inside, witnesses said the man appeared to be angry and intoxicated.

He then left the store and drove to a mobile home park in the 600 block of Mission Creek. Witnesses there said they later heard between four and eight gunshots being fired. They called 911.

The man refused to answer the door when officers arrived, Marble said.

Police set up a parameter around the residence and called Kansas City, Kan., police for assistance. Marble said police knew the man had several weapons inside the residence. Neighbors told police the man’s wife, their three children and another man were inside the residence.

Police negotiators soon arrived and used loud speakers and tried to contact the man by phone but were unsuccessful in getting the man to respond.

Police later obtained a search warrant and entered the house. They arrested the man without incident and helped the others outside. There were no reported injuries, he said.

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