- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

CASTLE POINT, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say an officer has been shot in the arm while attempting to arrest a man in St. Louis County.

County police said in a news release that officers knocked on the front door of a home Thursday night while attempting to arrest a 28-year-old suspect on a charge of assault with a firearm. The release says a man then exited a side door and began shooting, hitting the officer at least once in the arm. The officer who had only worked for the department for a month was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The release said officers didn’t return fire, and the man went back into the home.

After an hours-long standoff, the suspect was taken into custody early Friday, along with two women.


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