Murder suspect in custody after police standoff in St. Louis

Murder suspect in custody after police standoff in St. Louis
A man wanted for murder in Washington State is in custody after a SWAT team stormed a St. Louis house following a lengthy standoff (Source: KFVS)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man wanted for murder in Washington State is in custody after a SWAT team stormed a St. Louis house following a lengthy standoff.

Police learned Friday that the suspect in the Washington killing was at a south St. Louis home. Maj. Eric Larson says the man refused to come out. Two others were in the home but Larson says police haven't determined if they were being held against their will.

After about five hours, the SWAT deployed and removed all three people. No one was hurt but Larson says shots were fired at the officers. Police recovered an assault rifle and a handgun.

Larson did not release information about the Washington crime. He says the man also is a person of interest in several violent St. Louis crimes.