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Armed Wildwood Man Draws Mass Police Response

No injuries eventually resulted from a Wildwood man armed with a gun and threatening risky behavior Tuesday night into the first hour of Wednesday, although the situation drew helicopter infrared team experts, canine units and tactical teams.

Armed Wildwood Man Draws Mass Police Response

For nearly 4 hours Tuesday evening until just past midnight, St. Louis County police officers—including those from —dealt with a potentially dangerous incident involving a man with a gun at a personal residence located near Missouri Route 100 and Melrose Road in . Police did not identify the male or his exact address, but he allegedly threatened harm to himself.

Eureka-Wildwood Patch issued two breaking news alerts during the development:

A call from the man's wife at the Melrose residence reportedly sent police officers, as well as firefighters and paramedics from , into action at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The man was taken into custody, unharmed, between 12:15 a.m. and 12:20 a.m.

No injuries resulted from the incident, and Capt. Kenneth Williams, commander of the St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood Precinct, said no crime was committed.

Authorities told Patch on Wednesday the incident stemmed from personal, family matters. Melrose Road reopened by 1 a.m. Wednesday. No other residents were affected by the matter, except for those who could not return home due to the road blockage.

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