Missouri Man Accused of Briefly Holding City Clerks Captive
A St. Louis man is jailed on $75,000 bond after allegedly walking into a suburban town's city hall and briefly holding four clerks captive.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 33-year-old Chris Butler is charged with kidnapping and resisting arrest following the incident on Monday.
Charging documents say Butler went into Normandy's municipal clerk's office and told four clerks to show their hands and not move. He was allegedly armed with a 9mm pistol.
A bystander saw what happened and called police, who work out of the same complex. Police say that when Butler refused to let the clerks leave they used a stun gun to subdue him.
There was no immediate word on a motive.