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Sheriff’s deputies, SWAT clear scene in Cole County

ABC 17 News


The Cole County Sheriff's Department cleared the scene after responding to a barricaded person early Wednesday.

According to Sheriff John Wheeler, deputies originally responded to the 4900 block of Westport Dr. to check on the well-being of an individual.

Wheeler tweeted around 2 a.m. that the crisis negotiation team and SWAT were at the scene.

Around 4:45 Wednesday morning, Wheeler tweeted that the scene was clear. Wheeler told ABC 17 News that authorities made entry into the home and took the person into custody without incident.

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Brittany Wiley

Brittany Wiley joined ABC 17 News in December 2018 as a full-time reporter. She anchors weekend morning broadcasts and reports in the early evening during the week.


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