Police Take Armed Suspect Into Custody After Standoff in Lathrop

LATHROP, MO- Lathrop Police were assisted by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-County SWAT Team as they responded to an individual in Lathrop yesterday who was armed and believed to be suicidal.

Officers say Breckenridge resident Damion Bergen was inside the residence with other occupants who were identified and removed safely. Negotiators from Cameron Police Department tried to establish communication with Bergen but were not successful. The team made entry and took Bergen into custody without incident.

Bergen was wanted on a Caldwell County warrant for nine counts of child molestation and three counts of sexual abuse.