January 11, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police End Standoff in Southwest Springfield

Springfield Police have ended a nearly 12-hour standoff at a house located at 717 W. Tracy in southwest Springfield.

According to Lt. Scott Umbarger, police responded at 6:30 p.m., Thursday evening to a call from a woman who was threatened with a gun by her boyfriend. She was not physically injured and went to a safe location.

SPD's Special Response Team responded, and have now completed their search of the residence. The primary suspect was not located inside the house.

Officers are still on the scene collecting evidence from the attempted assault and other evidence of burglaries inside the house.

Media

For updates on SPD news, call the SPD Media Line at 874-1200. Enter mailbox 44155 and hit the pound (#) key. When asked for password, enter 44155 and hit the pound key again. This provides access to the voicemail account officers leave messages for media with news updates. Call Cora Scott at 417-864-1009 if you have questions on how to use this resource.

Daily updates are also provided early mornings at www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/GeneralInfo/mediareport/mediareport.pdf

Release authorized by: Lt. Scott Umbarger

For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), cscott@springfieldmo.gov

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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