In local police reports, East Alton Police were called to the report of a man who threatened to harm himself inside a home in the 800 block of Broadway late Monday morning. The man’s girlfriend left the home and contacted East Alton Police, who responded to the scene and began speaking to the man. Officers from other surrounding departments also assisted as part of the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) group, but after about two hours, the man walked out of the home unarmed and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Police say the man only threatened to harm himself and did not threaten the woman or officers.
Alton Police took part in an ILEAS raid of the home on Monday in the 1300 block of Garden Street. About two-dozen officers and two armored vehicles responded to the scene to execute the search warrant but no arrests were made. Authorities did not say who or what they were looking