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Galesburg standoff stemming from domestic disturbance call lasts for nearly 10 hours

Michael McCabe, image from the Galesburg Police Department

GALESBURG, Illinois — A standoff that lasted nearly 10 hours in Galesburg ended with the suspect surrendering to police.

The situation started around 2:15 a.m. on Friday, November 1. That’s when police were called to the 1700 block of East Main Street for a domestic disturbance call, according to a statement from the Galesburg Police Department.

Police said everyone inside the home was evacuated, except for a “white male subject reported to have a handgun” who was making threats to harm himself, his family and police.  Neighbors were also notified of the situation and given the chance to evacuate.

Officers set up a perimeter around the house and tried to talk with the person inside, sand the police statement.  Several hours later, around 11:50 a.m. he left the house and surrendered to police.

Police said 29-year-old Michael J. McCabe was taken into custody for domestic battery, aggravated unlawful restraint, unlawful use of a weapon and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.  He was held in the Knox County Jail.

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