Man initiates standoff with police while holding infant - KMOV.com

Man initiates standoff with police while holding infant

Posted: Updated:
By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV.com) -- A man with a newborn in north St. Louis initiated a standoff with police Friday evening after firing a gun into the air and barricading himself inside a house.

Police said the 40-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman got into an argument around 11 p.m. at the corner of Delmar and Academy.

As the argument escalated the man shot a gun in the air and then ran into a house with a one-month-old infant in his arms.  According to officials, the man never threatened to harm the child.

Officers were able to talk to the man and calm him down.  He later came out of the home around 1 a.m.  Nobody was injured. 

Powered by Frankly