Joplin Police activate SWAT, residence surrounded, wanted man considered armed and dangerous barricaded

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JOPLIN, Mo. — Capt Trevor Duncan of the Joplin Police Dept tells us just before 1:00 a.m. Joplin Police Patrol officer observed vehicle related to a wanted subject on W 7th.

That vehicle fled to the 200 bl S Connor to a residence. Police immediately surrounded the property, 215 S Connor. 

Police obtained a search warrant and Capt Duncan says, “We activated our SWAT unit … they arrived about 2:30 a.m.” 

Officers overnight deployed chemical agents into the residence numerous times. 

At 4:45 a.m. two dogs and two females exited the residence. “They are receiving medical treatment for exposure to chemical agents,” Capt Duncan tells us. 

Just before 7:00 a.m. a male exited the residence. This is still an active scene.

The wanted subject they believe is still inside the residence. Police ask that you avoid the area. 

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