UPDATE: Man lets one-year-old child out of house during ongoing standoff

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UPDATE (10:50 p.m.) — At around 5:45 p.m., Peoria Police were called to a home in the 2300 block of North Elmwood for a domestic incident involving a man, a woman and two children.

According to Peoria Police Public Information Officer, Semone Roth, there was an adult woman and a child who were inside the home at the time of the 911 call, but they were able to get outside by the time police got on scene. There was still a one-year-old child inside the home with the man that police say was unarmed.

For several hours, police tried to make contact with the man inside the home to bring the one-year-old outside. Just before 11 p.m. the man, did release the child to police unharmed. The department has not released information about who the child belongs to.

“The main thing was they wanted to get the child outside of the home. That has happened. The child is safe. No other problems,” said Roth.

As of 11 p.m., the man is still inside the home and no charges will be filed against him at this time.

Roth said, “Because he hasn’t officially broken any laws, there are no charges pending against him, or no charges being filed against him. So he is fine to stay in the home.”


UPDATE (10:30 p.m.) — Peoria Police have released an update on an ongoing standoff at a home on North Elmwood Monday.

According to Peoria Police Public Information Officer Semone Roth, a man that refused to come out of the home on North Elmwood had a one-year-old in the home with him.

Roth said that the one-year-old was let go, but the man is still inside the home.

The man is not being charged at this time.

This story will be updated when more information is available.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – The intersection of North University Street and West Mac Queen Avenue has been blocked off due to a standoff situation.

According to Peoria Police Department Public Information Officer Semone Roth, police were called to a home for a domestic incident. Roth said a woman and child left the home not long after the call came in. Investigators said the man involved is still inside the home and is refusing to come out.

Currently, AMT, multiple Peoria Police officers, as well as officers in tactical gear are on scene.

Credit: Todd Ricca

WMBD News has a crew on scene working to get more details.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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