Standoff in Franklin County, IL ends peacefully

by Heartland News

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A standoff that started around 6pm Friday evening ends peacefully.

According to police they were involved in a standoff with a man at a home just outside the Zeigler city limits.

Witnesses say the standoff started around 6p.m. and ended around 8p.m. Friday.

Members of the Illinois State Police Tactical Unit as well as members of the Zeigler, Christopher and Royalton police departments all converged on the home.  They were able to get the man to surrender.

Emergency crews took the man to the hospital for an evaluation.

Right now it is not clear what sparked the standoff.

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