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  • Possible hostage situation in Eldon resolved

  • A possible hostage situation in Eldon appears to be resolved.
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  • A possible hostage situation in Eldon appears to be resolved.
    Eldon Police received a report about 2:42 a.m. today (Sept. 24) that a male subject was possibly being held against his will in the South Grand and Eighth Street vicinity. Officers were also told that the suspects appeared to be armed with "guns."
    Officers responded to the suspected residence and could see individuals in the residence, but nobody would answer the door or acknowledge the officers' presence. Traffic in the are was re-routed.
    Officers backed off and set a perimeter around the residence. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Miller County Sheriff's Department were called to assist.
    Upon arrival of the Highway patrol and as officers were preparing to make entry to the house, several individuals came out of the house. The scene is now secure and the investigation is ongoing.
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