Law enforcement, armored car at standoff Monday evening

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Law enforcement officials told occupants of a mobile home to come out with their hands up shortly after 8 p.m. Monday in Milan.

By 9 p.m., the scene was quiet after officials made entry into the residence.

Local 4 News photojournalist Mike Colon, first on the scene, saw East 1st Avenue near 8th Street shut down. He heard the sound of glass shattering come from the mobile home shortly before 8:30 p.m.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., officials with shields approached the residence and shot into it with what appeared to be pepper balls or tear gas. Smoke, possibly from the gas, emanated from the mobile home.

Law enforcement continued to make announcements over the loudspeaker.

About a dozen squad cars were in the area. Milan Police, Rock Island County deputies and one person with FBI on a bulletproof vest were at the scene, where the incident began about 6 p.m.

An armored car, which was in front of the mobile home, was re-positioned shortly before 8:30 p.m. Every minute or so, a siren went off, and authorities used a loudspeaker to tell the occupants to come out with their hands up. Some officials had rifles pointed at the residence.

“We’re not going away,” officials said over the loudspeaker. Additionally, they used the loudspeaker to tell occupants they had a valid search warrant.

Fire trucks from Blackhawk Fire Protection District used fire trucks to block off First Avenue.

A few neighbors watched from a distance. Our Local 4 News crew was at the scene, but officials did not allow anyone to get close.

Local 4 News and www.ourquadcities.com will continue to update when details become available.

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