Standoff suspect's name released by police


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A standoff suspect police arrested has been identified on Friday. 

Police say they were searching for a theft suspect along Springfield's Daniel Avenue Thursday when they found Cody A. Alexander 21, who was wanted on a warrant. At about 4 p.m., officers say that man ran into a house before barricading himself inside and going up to the roof. Police say he kicked the vents out in order to reach the roof. 

The standoff involving a SWAT team lasted until just before 8:30 p.m., when police say they arrested the suspect and ended the situation peacefully. The suspect went to an area hospital to be treated for minor cuts and bruises. 

A SWAT team was on the scene as of 8:20 p.m. Thursday and cleared out after the arrest. 

Officers want anyone with information on the standoff to call Springfield police at (217)788-8311 or Crime Stoppers at (217)788-8427.

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