ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - A man involved in a standoff with St. Louis County police Thursday evening was found in a neighbor's crawl space.
Officer Randy Vaughn says the incident started as a domestic dispute between a man and his girlfriend around 4:30 p.m. at a home in the 300 block of Fury in Fenton.
Vaughn says when the man threatened to burn down the house, the woman ran outside and called 911.
Police arrived, and when they knocked on the front door of the home, the man slammed it in their faces.
The SWAT team was called in around 6:30 p.m., and tried unsuccessfully to coax the man outside. Authorities have also been trying to call the man, but he would not answer the phone.
NewsChannel 5's Anne Allred says the SWAT team used rubber batons to shoot out the windows of the home and street lights. Light bulbs have been unscrewed from lights on neighbors' properties. They wanted to make the neighborhood as dark as possible in order to aid them in their mission.
Neighbors in the area were evacuated, and shortly after 10:30 p.m. the man was found in a neighbor's crawl space.
He was taken into custody without incident.
The man's name has not been released.