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Carterville man charged after police standoff

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- A Carterville man has been arrested after police say he barricaded himself inside his house with five people inside. It happened Thursday night in the 200 block of Van Wyck Square.

Police say Montez Avant had several weapons and threatened to hurt himself and others inside. He was arrested after a brief struggle with police. Crainville Police and the Williamson County Sheriff's Department assisted Carterville in the arrest.

Three children and two women were inside the house at the time. One was taken to the emergency room for non-life threatening injures. 

Avant was taken to the Williamson County jail. He faces several charges including child endangerment, domestic battery, and unlawful restraint.

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