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Standoff in Joplin

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Joplin, MO - The Joplin SWAT team ended a standoff this morning near 8th & McKinley. Joseph Endicott was taken into custody shortly after 9AM. He is wanted on a U.S. Marshall's warrant for weapons violations. Authorities say Endicott is a known associate of the Joplin Honkeys. 

Statement from Lt. Matt Stewart:

"We just received some information that he was in this house. He is a suspect that we have been looking for for a little while. This suspect was also involved in an altercation in Lawrence County yesterday. I believe the Lawrence County Sheriff's department put out a push release on that yesterday."

"We used our 12-gauge shotgun as well as a 40-millimeter launcher to introduce gas into the house. So that was probably what was heard. And then as we were clearing the house we did use some noise flash diversionary devices in the house to gain a response."

Two female suspects were also taken into custody on obstruction charges. 

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