City police say a man who broke into a pawn shop and stole several firearms is in custody after a brief standoff with officers, during which he threatened to shoot himself. Police say they recovered all the stolen firearms and expect the arrested man will be charged.
About 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, an alarm sounded at the Pawn Center, 408 E. Missouri 72. Officers discovered the burglary and saw that multiple firearms were stolen. They thought the burglary had fled on foot, and set up a perimeter to try to keep him from escaping.
Shortly, they spotted the suspected burglar hiding near the Pawn Center. He fled on foot, with officers in pursuit.
The short foot chase ended when the man stopped and brandished a weapon. He threatened to harm himself if the officers advanced. After a brief negotiation, he surrendered and was arrested without incident.