Downtown Scare


April 14, 2021

Dan Stevens

Sheriff's Deputies and a Negotiator had the suspect stopped and tried to talk with him for more than two hours until he raised his weapon - forcing them to shoot.

Businesses in downtown Lena were locked down and ordered to evacuate, while the School District was put on a soft lockdown after an armed man was reported to have entered Citizens State Bank Friday morning.

At 9:14 a.m. the Stephenson Co. Sheriff's Office received a call from Citizen's State Bank in Lena. The call was for an armed subject who had entered the bank with a firearm. The subject left the bank and walked to a vehicle that was parked in the area, according to Steve Stovall, Chief Deputy at the Stephenson County Sheriff's Office.

An officer arrived in the area of Ci...

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