advertisement

Man in custody after Springfield church standoff

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 7:14 a.m. CDT; updated 11:37 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 3, 2012

SPRINGFIELD — A man is in custody in Springfield after a standoff at a Catholic church.

Springfield Police Department Lt. Scott Umbarger said a priest called police about 9 p.m. Tuesday to say someone was destroying property inside the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Umbarger said the priest and a parishioner confronted the man but left the church after he pulled a gun. A second priest also was able to leave.

After about two hours, the man came out, dropped the weapon and surrendered peacefully.

No one was injured.

Umbarger said police don't know what motivated the incident. A damage estimate was not immediately available.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements