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Police file charges in Mascoutah, Illinois standoff

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MASCOUTAH, Ill. (KMOV) -- A man has been charged in a police standoff that came to a peaceful end Tuesday night .

According to officials, the incident began around 7 p.m. inside a home 10th and West Main Street in Mascoutah, Illinois.

Police were called to the scene after reports were made about gun shots being fired inside the home.

Authorities say two shots were fired before 45-year-old John Lyn Baker barricaded himself in the house in response to a woman saying she wanted him to move out. Police say the two were roommates.

It was reported that Baker was inside the home by himself with a long range rifle. Police eventually fired gas inside the house to force him outside. He turned himself into police around 11:30 p.m.

No one was injured in the incident.

Baker was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm.

He has convictions for attempted armed robbery dating from 1985 in Belleville, IL and
several DUI charges in more recent years.

Baker remains in custody at the St. Clair County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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