Three in custody following armed robbery, standoff in Racine

RACINE -- Racine police say three men were taken into custody Monday, September 17th following a standoff near 2004 Howe Street.

Police say the incident began with an armed robbery in the 1700 block of Center Street for the report of an armed robbery. The suspect was spotted in the 2000 block of Franklin Street and ran from officers, before barricading himself inside a home near 2000 Howe Street.

Racine Police Department's SWAT Team was called to the scene, along with crisis negotiation teams.

The standoff ended around 6:30 p.m. when three men exited the home and were taken into custody.

Officials say the investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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