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6-Hour Standoff in Du Quoin Ends Without Injury

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Du Quoin Police Department officers were dispatched to an incident in the 200 block of West Park Street in Du Quoin shortly before 2pm Wednesday for a report of a subject with a gun barricaded in a building.

Multiple agencies and dozens of officers responded with a heavy presence prompting Illinois State Police to ask the public to stay clear of the immediate area.

They later reported that at approximately 8:00 P.M. the subject exited the building and was taken into custody with no injuries to anyone involved.

This incident remains under investigation.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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