1 in Custody After Standoff in Murphysboro
UPDATED 4:20 p.m. Saturday, MAY 31, 2014
JACKSON COUNTY-- A Murphysboro man is in custody, after a standoff with police that lasted more than 24 hours. No one was hurt, but officers were afraid the suspect had weapons and would turn violent.
UPDATED 5:05 p.m. FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
MURPHYSBORO -- Murphysboro Police have identified the suspect as Michael Blacklock, 41, of Murphysboro.
Police say Blacklock turned himself over to authorities around 4:40 p.m. Friday. He has been charged with intimidation and is being held in the Jackson County Jail on $500,000 bond.
UPDATED 4:45 p.m. FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
MURPHYSBORO -- One person has been taken into custody following a standoff in Murphysboro.
Murphysboro Police say they received a complaint around 12:30 p.m. Thursday of reckless driving on North 17th Street.
While investigation the complaint, police say the suspect made threats toward other residents in the neighborhood then refused to cooperate with authorities or leave his home.
"As additional intelligence was gathered and the residence secured, it became apparent that additional resources would be needed as the investigation continued overnight and into the morning hours of May 30th," Chief Brian Hollo stated in a news release Friday afternoon.
The Illinois State Police Negotiations Team was called to the scene and several streets around the area were blocked off.
Around 4:40 p.m. Friday, the suspect was taken into custody. News 3's Sam Jones will have more on the situation tonight on News 3.
MURPHYSBORO -- Authorities have blocked off multiple streets in Murphysboro as part of an investigation into "an incident" on North 18th Street.
Officials say a man is inside a home in the 200 block of North 18th Street.
Illinois State Police and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office are also assisting.
Look for updates tonight on News 3.
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