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Armed Wildwood Man Draws Mass Police Response

No injuries eventually resulted from a Wildwood man armed with a gun and threatening risky behavior Tuesday night into the first hour of Wednesday, although the situation drew helicopter infrared team experts, canine units and tactical teams.

For nearly 4 hours Tuesday evening until just past midnight, St. Louis County police officers—including those from —dealt with a potentially dangerous incident involving a man with a gun at a personal residence located near Missouri Route 100 and Melrose Road in . Police did not identify the male or his exact address, but he allegedly threatened harm to himself.

Eureka-Wildwood Patch issued two breaking news alerts during the development:

A call from the man's wife at the Melrose residence reportedly sent police officers, as well as firefighters and paramedics from , into action at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The man was taken into custody, unharmed, between 12:15 a.m. and 12:20 a.m.

No injuries resulted from the incident, and Capt. Kenneth Williams, commander of the St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood Precinct, said no crime was committed.

Authorities told Patch on Wednesday the incident stemmed from personal, family matters. Melrose Road reopened by 1 a.m. Wednesday. No other residents were affected by the matter, except for those who could not return home due to the road blockage.

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