- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Police have arrested a man who they say wore a gorilla mask to rob a Washington gas station at knifepoint.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1sO6iki ) a 28-year-old Eureka man was in the Tazewell County Jail on Tuesday. He faces charges of armed robbery, aggravated battery and resisting arrest.

Washington Police Chief Don Volk says a masked man entered the gas station around noon on Tuesday. He says the man fled on foot after the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money.

Volk says Washington schools went on lockdown for about an hour during a search.

Volk says an officer accidently fired a shot into a wall when police went in a house that the suspect had entered. No one was injured and the man was taken into custody.

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Information from: Journal Star, https://pjstar.com

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