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Charges issued for suspect following standoff with SWAT team

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O'FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Charges have been issued for a man who allegedly threatened his girlfriend, and kill himself, during a standoff with swat team members. 

The O'Fallon Police Department has announced a warrant was issued for Gregory Alan Potthast for Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree, and Unlawful Use of Weapons. The charges are Class C and Class D felony charges, respectively. 

Potthast's bond has been set on a $25,000 cash-only bond. 

Police were called to a home in the 1100 block of Sunny Slope Court late Friday night. Police said Potthast, 44, was in the upstairs bathroom of the home, threatening to kill himself with a firearm. 

Police said Potthast also threatened his girlfriend. The victim, 39, told police she was also endured an assault involving a firearm. 

The St. Charles County Regional Swat Team and Crisis Negotiators were called to the residence and negotiations were attempted. But the attempts yielded negative results. 

Authorities said a "chemical agent" was introduced into the home, and Potthast later surrendered himself to police. He was taken into custody. 

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