DES PERES, Mo. (KSDK) – A man is in custody after a woman told police that her son was acting erratically near Bopp and Point Oak Road. Initial reports said the suspect was armed.
When police arrived at around 12:30 p.m., they said they could not find the man, causing businesses to the west of the neighborhood – including Des Peres Cinema – to be put on lockdown during the search. St. Clements and St. Paul schools were also put on lockdown, and neighbors were told to stay inside while police combed through the area.
Some neighbors say they saw the suspect running through their backyards.
An hour and a half later, police found the suspect on Cedar Valley Road in Town and Country. A St. Louis County spokesperson says they do not believe he was armed.
No additional information was immediately available.