Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Gallatin County Standoff
UPDATED Friday, September 27, 12:15 a.m.
EQUALITY --Equality police says a standoff there is over. Investigators tell News 3 the Illinois State Police SWAT Team went into a trailer where they believed Brian Potts was hiding. When they got inside, Potts was gone. Police are still looking for him.
EQUALITY -- Police officers were on the scene of a standoff at a mobile home in Equality for hours Thursday afternoon and evening.
It started at about 2:00 p.m. Deputies were called to a domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend. The boyfriend barricaded himself alone inside the trailer.
Authorities have identified the suspect as Brian Potts. Police say he has a lengthy criminal record, is currently on parole, and is considered armed and dangerous.
Multiple agencies are on scene including a SWAT Team. Nearby homes and businesses have been evacuated.
News 3 spoke with some of his family members who say Potts was acting strange on Thursday.
Stay with News 3 for updates.
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