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UPDATE: Suspect Surrenders To SGF Police After 8 Hour Standoff

A suspect is in custody after a standoff with Springfield Police.

Around 9 AM, a suspect forced the doors of a Pershing Middle School bus open at a bus stop then took the keys from the driver.

The students escaped during an altercation between the driver and suspect.

The suspect then barricaded himself in a house on South Barnes for eight hours before Springfield Police were able to arrest the suspect.

Springfield Public Schools said the driver and the students were not injured.