UPDATE (6:51 p.m.) — According to the WMBD crew on the scene, Peoria Police have taken a man into custody after a nearly 10-hour standoff with a stabbing suspect.
“We’re finally able to say we have him in custody, and he’ll be en route to the hospital to get the help that he needs,” said Peoria Police Chief Eric Echevarria. He said they used de-escalating techniques to get him out of the apartment at 6:40 P.M.
According to Peoria Police Communication Specialist Semone Roth, police sent a robot into the house to communicate with the subject, and when the man refused to come out of the home, police deployed gas rounds into a side window, but the man refused to surrender.
Police continued to communicate and use non-lethal means until he was subdued.
The Special Response Team, Crisis Negotiators, and officials with (ERS) Emergency Response Services assisted with this incident. Peoria fire and AMT were also on standby.
This incident remains under investigation.
This story will be updated when more information is available.
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police are in a standoff with the suspect of a domestic dispute which led to one person being stabbed at the intersection of E. Frye Avenue and N. Central Avenue Thursday morning.
Peoria Police Department Public Information Officer Semone Roth confirmed the situation is a domestic dispute between two brothers in which one of them was stabbed.
She said his injuries are not life-threatening, but he was taken to a local hospital.
At this time, police have blocked off the road at E. Frye Avenue and N. Atlantic Avenue. A SWAT team is on the scene as the other brother has locked himself in an upstairs apartment. Police have set up a perimeter to try and get the suspect out of the apartment peacefully.
Peoria Police Chief Eric Echevarria said the man inside needs help, and they will stay as long as they need to.
“What I really want to focus on is he needs help, we’re here to help him. It was a non-life-threatening injury in this domestic earlier, he’s in there by himself, and we need to get him some help,” Echevarria said.
WMBD has a crew to the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.