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      Beardstown man in custody after early morning standoff

      An early morning standoff in Beardstown ended without injury Tuesday, according to Police Chief Tom Schlueter. (not pictured)


      An early morning standoff in Beardstown ended without injury Tuesday, according to Police Chief Tom Schlueter.


      Schlueter said a man made a call to 911 at 4:45 a.m. stating that he was barricaded in an apartment, at 601 E. 4th St., with three guns and an accelerant.


      A standoff, upon police arrival, lasted about an hour and a half and ended when police used a Tazer on the man, Schlueter said. The man is in custody, but not behind bars at the present time. Police could not confirm the motive or if this was a suicide attempt.


      Sheriff's departments from both Cass and Schuyler County assisted in the standoff.

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