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Police call off manhunt until morning, say man last spotted north of Palmyra

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A search for a man who was armed and dangerous Tuesday afternoon has been called off until Wednesday morning.

Since Tuesday afternoon, police said the man has moved north and is headed toward Quincy, but they have recovered a firearm in the search.

The search started in Palmyra near the Hardees right off Highway 61.

Police said he was last spotted on County Road 334 near Doyle Manufacturing, where they believe he is unarmed, but still dangerous.

Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn said it started Tuesday afternoon, when the man hijacked a car in Palmyra and shot at another car.

Police put check points around town, where they searched vehicles leaving and coming into the area.

Shinn said he is headed towards the Quincy area and advises everyone in the West Quincy and Taylor, Missouri area to lock their doors and stay inside.

Residents who were near the situation earlier, said it was scary.

"I was on my way home from work and they stopped me to make sure I was not transporting him anywhere," Zach Scillion, who lives in Palmyra said. "It's not a good situation and it doesn't make me feel good, but at least the people in blue are out there trying to do what they can to stop this guy before it gets any worse."

Police said as of right now, residents in the Palmyra area are safe.

Police said they will continue to search for the man from the ground and from the air.

They said he is wearing black and white sweat pants with no shirt on.

Shinn said the man is from Illinois and is wanted on a warrant for home invasion in Illinois.


Police warn of armed man in Palmyra, urge residents to lock doors

Kara Biernat

Kara Biernat is a MultiMedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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