WIU issues warning over police standoff


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Originally Posted Online: March 06, 2013, 10:16 pm
Last Updated: March 06, 2013, 10:19 pm
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Western Illinois University in Macomb on Wednesday night was warning students of a police standoff west of the campus.

According to the WIU website, at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday Macomb police told university officials that they were responding to a report of an individual with a firearm in a residence in the 500 block of West Murray Street.

The street was sealed off and people were evacuated from nearby homes

Illinois State Police were assisting Macomb police with the incident. Police were asking people to avoid the area, but no additional details were available as of press time.




















 



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