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Monday, July 11, 2016

Belton man arrested for shooting at officers during standoff in Benton County

A 62 year old Belton, Missouri man was arrested today in Benton County, Missouri near Warsaw after a close to 3 hour standoff with police.

The incident occurred when the Sheriffs Office in Benton County and the Missouri State Highway Patrol went to a residence on a well being check in the Southwest part of the county.

When the deputies and troopers arrived on scene to the house they were advised that a man had a gun and was making several threats to shoot police officers.

During the standoff the man had made several verbal threats and derogatory remarks about police to negotiators on the scene.

The suspect fired one round from a unknown weapon through a sliding glass door over deputies head but later walked out on the porch and surrendered.

He was booked into the Benton County Jail on a a 24 hour investigative hold and formal charges are pending.

Mid America Live News will update this when more information becomes available to us from the Benton County Sheriffs Office.

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