Belton man surrenders to authorities after they say he shot at them during Benton County standoff

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BENTON COUNTY, Mo. — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says that a 62-year-old Belton man is in its custody after he allegedly threatened then shot at authorities three hours into a standoff on Monday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office said its deputies in tandem with Missouri Highway Patrol troopers went to check on the man in Southwestern Benton County and were aware he was armed. When contacted by phone, the man threatened to shoot at them if they approached the home according to a news release.

The man allegedly fired at them through a sliding glass door, and then surrendered about an hour later. He was placed on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges.