Standoff that resulted in school lockdown in St. Charles ends af - KMOV.com

Standoff that resulted in school lockdown in St. Charles ends after suspect is arrested

Posted: Updated:
SWAT responded to a home in the 1200 block of South Wheaton Drive around 10 a.m. SWAT responded to a home in the 1200 block of South Wheaton Drive around 10 a.m.
SWAT responded to a home in the 1200 block of South Wheaton Drive around 10 a.m. SWAT responded to a home in the 1200 block of South Wheaton Drive around 10 a.m.
Rodger Nelson got allegedly got into a standoff with police in St. Charles, only a few blocks from  an elementary school that was placed on lockdown as a result Rodger Nelson got allegedly got into a standoff with police in St. Charles, only a few blocks from an elementary school that was placed on lockdown as a result

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A standoff that resulted in Coverdell Elementary School in St. Charles being placed on lockdown ended around 3:00 p.m. after a suspect was taken into police custody.

SWAT responded to a home in the 1200 block of South Wheaton Drive around 9 a.m. after the subject said he would shoot if “anyone comes down here,” police said.

Before SWAT responded to the home, police said they received a few calls around 7 a.m. for a well-being check. After receiving the calls, they found a woman clothed and covered in mud near Elwood and West Adams. The woman told police she got into a fight with her boyfriend. She then told officers her boyfriend lives with his parents on South Wheaton Drive, which is when they went to the home and the standoff ensued.

Police told News 4 when they entered the home they could see  48-year-old Rodger Nelson holding a handgun at the bottom of the basement stairs.   

Police said they have dealt with Nelson many times in the past. Police said they could not recall any of their previous interactions being violent.

Nelson was taken into custody around 3:00 p.m. Police said he stabbed himself in the chest but has non-life threatening injuries.

Copyright 2015 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly