Man arrested after standoff in Harrisburg, IL

Man charged in Harrisburg, IL standoff

HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) - Several law enforcement agencies responded to an armed standoff in Harrisburg, Illinois.

Joshua T. Hodge was charged aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault.

According to police, they received a report around 8:53 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 of a man with a gun at a home in Harrisburg.

The caller told police the suspect, identified as Joshua T. Hodge, allegedly threatened several family members with the gun and at one point had shot the gun into the air.

Officers on scene were able to call Hodge while he was still inside the home. They say he refused to come out. Police say they tried to convince Hodge to surrender over the next several hours.

The ILEAS SWAT team responded and also tried to get Hodge to surrender.

At around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, the SWAT team entered the home and took Hodge into custody. SWAT officers used a stun gun to subdue him.

According to police, they recovered a loaded Glock 22 handgun and one spent shell casing in the yard.

Hodge was taken to the Saline County Detention Center where he was lodged on a parole violation from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Harrisburg Police, Eldorado Police, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) S.W.A.T. Team all responded to the call.

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