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Suspect in custody after armed standoff with Quincy Police

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QUINCY (WGEM) — A suspect is in custody following an armed standoff with police at a Quincy residence Friday morning.

Zachary Nokes, 46 was taken into custody around 11:15 a.m. after an almost hour-long standoff with police.

Police say Nokes was initially suicidal but then pointed a gun at another individual in the home.

Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley said officers were called after 9 a.m. on Friday for a domestic dispute. Copley said that turned into a standoff around 10:15 a.m.

Copley said the person who called the police with the complaint was able to leave the home, however, Nokes, who was armed, remained inside and negotiated with police for about an hour.

Police blocked off Maple St. between 20th and 21st streets. Officers were seen surrounding a house in the area with rifles and handguns were drawn.

Police said Nokes would be charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.

Adams County Sheriff Brian VonderHaar told WGEM News that Nokes was also a person of interest in an Adams County burglary where some guns had been stolen on Thursday.

VonderHaar also said that a stolen gun was found at the residence following the standoff. However, he could not confirm that the stolen gun was from Thursday's burglary.

Jim Roberts

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