UPDATE 11:41 p.m.: The situation in Lacon appears to be settling down as police cars disperse. Our reporting crew on scene attempted to talk to Lacon Police officers as they were leaving the scene. Some ignored our team, and one simply said, “no comment.”
Illinois State Police tell us Lacon Police Department is heading this investigation. As of just before midnight Wednesday, police provided no information about this situation.
25 News attempted calling Lacon Police Department tonight, but no one answered.
UPDATE 10:25 p.m.: Route 26 south of Lacon is closed and police are asking people to avoid Lacon altogether.
LACON (WEEK) – Law enforcement is on scene of a barricaded subject in the 500 block of South Prairie Street in Lacon.
A man is believed to be armed and alone inside a house.
The incident started around 8:15 p.m., according to Marshall County Sheriff dispatch.
We have a crew enroute and this story will be updated.