Illinois State Police assisting local police in Lacon investigation


UPDATE: Illinois State Police say the situation on Prairie Street is no longer active.


LACON, Ill. — The Lacon Police Department and Illinois State Police are investigating why an armed man is refusing to leave his home.

An Illinois State Police Officer tells WMBD the man’s fiance reported the man was intoxicated in his home with a gun. Officials believe he is alone in the home, and at this point no crime has been committed.

In an effort to keep everyone safe, officers are asking neighbors to stay away from their windows. Traffic on Prairie Street near Fifth Street has been blocked to traffic by police.

WMBD has a crew on the scene and will update this story.

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