South city standoff ends peacefully; man had threatened to turn on gas in apartment

10:46 AM, Aug 26, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - St. Louis police and firefighters responded to a south city neighborhood Monday morning after a man barricaded himself inside of his apartment and threatened to turn on the gas.

A woman familiar with the man called St. Louis police before 10:40 a.m. to notify them of a possible threat in the 3900 block of Chippewa.

According to police, the man surrendered peacefully to police later and was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The man's name has not yet been released.

There has been no word on who was being threatened.


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