Chillicothe Police Resolve Standoff With Suicidal Subject
Photo by Jeremy Shields

CHILLICOTHE, MO – Law enforcement in Chillicothe responded to a man threatening suicide on Saturday morning.

Police responded to the call to find a man in possession of a handgun. Nearby residences were evacuated to ensure safety of the residents.

The suspect displayed and pointed the gun at officers, however they were able to deploy tasers to subdue him after approximately three hours on scene.

He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24-hour hold.

Richard Anson (53) of Chillicothe was charged with unlawful use of a weapon on Sunday.  He is being held without bond.

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