Police Helicopter Team Searches for Wildwood Man
An armed Wildwood man with a gun who is feared to have possibly harmed himself is being searched for by a St. Louis County helicopter team with infrared technology. The search is occurring near Melrose Road and Missouri Route 100.
UPDATE AT 12:14 a.m.: The man for whom police have been searching this evening near Melrose Road in Wildwood now is in custody and unharmed. Return to Eureka-Wildwood Patch tomorrow for any other details that can be released. Be sure to sign up for breaking news alerts such as this one by clicking here.
Capt. Kenneth Williams, commander of the St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct, said a tactical police team is evaluating the residence of a Wildwood man who lives off of Melrose Road, after the man's wife called police to the home when her husband appeared to be considering risky behavior with a gun.
"There has been no crime here, though," said Williams.
Patch is reporting live from the scene. On the ground, there are at least 20 police vehicles present in addition to Metro West Fire Protection District paramedics and firefighters. In the air is a team of Metro Air Support officers who are applying infrared technology to search for the man in the night-time situation.
See previous breaking news alert: Wildwood Man With Gun in Unknown Status With Police
"Everyone is working toward the welfare of the person," said Williams. "We'll take this one step at a time."
The identity of the man has not been reported.
Melrose Road is still completely closed off to motorists.