Man Arrested after Holding Store Employee Hostage in Alton
ALTON – A man is behind bars in Alton after police said he held a store employee hostage while threatening police.
It happened around noon on Tuesday at the Stripes store near Mile 5 and La Homa Road.
Police said a man stole beer at the store earlier in the day and came back later. The man claimed he had a gun and ordered customers out of the store.
He wouldn’t allow the cashier to leave.
Police went in with bulletproof shields and a patrol dog. The man was arrested before anyone was hurt.
Police said the man had a beer bottle in the waist of his pants covered by shirt. There was no gun.
The man is expected to be charged Wednesday.
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