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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Gunman arrested after brief standoff in Richland

  • An armed suspect has been taken into custody without incident after threatening harm to employees of the Oasis Truck Plaza in Richland.
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  • An armed suspect has been taken into custody without incident after threatening harm to employees of the Oasis Truck Plaza in Richland.
    At approximately 3:34 a.m. Sunday , the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from the Oasis Truck Plaza, advising a suspect had entered the business, became violent and was making threatening statements to employees.
    Apparently, the lone male suspect entered the business attempting to sell firearm ammunition and when denied, he reportedly threatened to shoot the employees.
    Believing the man was armed with a weapon, employees at the Oasis Truck Plaza were able to secure themselves inside after the suspect exited the building to possibly secure a weapon.
    When sheriff deputies  arrived, they found the suspect in his vehicle and armed with numerous firearms.
    After a brief standoff, the suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Pulaski County Jail, where he will be charged with numerous criminal offenses.
    The suspect is a 55-year-old man from Glencoe. His identity will be released upon being formally charged.

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