Authorities in standoff with suspect in Washington Park

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 16 at 9:50 AM

WASHINGTON PARK, Mo (KMOV.com) -- A police standoff in Washington Park dragged on for more than two hours on Tuesday.

Police say it started when a man was seen breaking into his father’s house in the 1400 block of 55th Street.

According to authorities, the suspect was armed with a knife and a hammer and suffers from bipolar disorder.

The Illinois State Police tactical team was on scene, but negotiators took their time trying to talk the man out.

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