SJPD in hours long standoff in the area of N. 19th and Highly Street

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Police Department are on the scene of North 19th Street and Highly Street engaged in a standoff.

According to police, the hours-long standoff started at St. Joseph residence around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

It is not known how many people are currently in the residence. However, police evacuated four people from the house.

Police say one person has been taken into custody.

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