The standoff in Jennings is over after the suspect surrendered to police.
The standoff, in the 5200 block of Hamilton, lasted from around 9 AM until noon. Officers were trying to arrest the suspect, who was wanted for a robbery in Chesterfield, when he ran off. The man barricaded himself inside a house. The St. Louis County Tactical team was called in.
A negotiator was able to talk the suspect out of home. He surrendered to police without incident.
Breaking news at this hour as Fox 2 reports there is a large police presence near the intersection of Strodtman and Bissel in North St. Louis.
Authorities say a man with a gun has barricaded himself inside his house. This is a developing situation and we will update as we have more information.
It had begun around 10:30 Monday morning. Police say an armed man in his 40s had barricaded himself inside a home in the 500 block of Woodthrust Street. Police say the man had threatened to take his own life, and possible attack police as well.
Police had tried to talk the man out, but moved in after negotiations broke down.
The man was taken to a hospital for observation.
The chief wants to dismantle and reorganize some specialized units - moving members of the Rapid Deployment Unit into precincts, and putting gang unit detectives under a single command working from the downtown headquarters. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Chief Dotson will ask the Board of Police Commissioners Wednesday for permission to make those changes and to put SWAT, narcotics and drug task force officers under the same command as patrol officers.
Dotson told the paper that the moves will make the department more flexible.
He's also expected to ask for permission to accept donations to beef up hot-spot policing efforts.