Authorities in standoff with suspect in Washington Park - KMOV.com

Authorities in standoff with suspect in Washington Park

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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