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Police arrest suspect after chase, standoff

Suspect barricades himself in car after police chase

A large number of police officers surrounded a car in Brooklyn on Wednesday night after a suspect in an alleged armed burglary and kidnapping barricaded himself in a car at the end of a police chase.
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A large number of police officers surrounded a car in Brooklyn on Wednesday night after a suspect in an alleged armed burglary and kidnapping barricaded himself in a car at the end of a police chase.

Police arrested a suspect after he reportedly barricaded himself in a car for almost three hours Wednesday night in Brooklyn.

The incident began about 8 p.m. when officers chased the suspect from St. Louis into Illinois, according to a KMOV report.

The pursuit ended around Jefferson Street and Illinois 3.

A large number of police officers surrounded the car in Brooklyn, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Police were stationed in the parking lot at the Pleasure Palace, at 213 Washington St.

Police believed the suspect was armed and wanted for kidnapping, according to Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr.

The suspect was arrested sometime after officers used use non-lethal rounds to break out the car’s window, according to the KMOV report.

Check back to bnd.com for more on this developing story.

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