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UPDATE: Manhunt over following incident in Ralls County, MO

Ralls County Sheriff confirmed with KHQA Wednesday night that law enforcement is looking for a man near Routes V &T in Ralls County, MO.

UPDATE 10PM:

A 90-minute manhunt in Ralls County has ended after the man they were looking for was found safe. There were no injuries to police officers.

The manhunt started at approximately 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Routes V and T in Ralls County, about five miles east of New London and five miles southwest of Saverton.

Ralls County Sheriff Chief Deputy Ronald D. Haught told KHQA the manhunt started with a call regarding a suicidal subject.

When the first deputy arrived on scene, a shot was fired in the vicinity. The officer retreated and the reported suicidal subject ran from the scene.

Backup was requested and Ralls, Marion and Missouri Highway Patrol Deputies arrived to assist the first deputy on scene.

The subject was later found in a county south of the original incident.

Haught says the shot could have originated from a nearby hunter. It has not been determined whether the shot had anything to do with the original call about a suicidal subject.


ORIGINAL STORY:

Ralls County Sheriff confirmed with KHQA Wednesday night that law enforcement is looking for a man near Routes V &T in Ralls County, MO.

Law enforcement on scene will not confirm why they are searching for this man.

At this time officials do not know if he is armed and dangerous.

Ralls County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Sheriff's Office, and Missouri State Highway Patrol have established a perimeter.

Officials said they believe the man is on foot and people should avoid the area.

The KHQA crew on location has been asked to "get far away from the area" because an active investigation is underway right now.

Watch KHQA News at 10 tonight for a live report from Rajah Maples live on location.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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