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Updated at 9:30 p.m. with more information from police.

ST. CHARLES COUNTY • St. Charles County police officers arrested two people Monday morning after a home invasion in Warren County and an assault of a Wright City police officer, officials said.

SWAT officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of West Highway D to look for other suspects. Police closed Highway D between Holt Road and the 800 block of West Highway D, west of the community of New Melle, while investigating.

About 40 students in a summer daycare program at Daniel Boone Elementary in New Melle were not allowed outside while police cleared the area, Francis Howell School District officials said Monday afternoon.

Officers remained on scene for four hours. By about 1:30 p.m., police determined no more suspects were in the area.

St. Charles County police then posted to their Facebook page that a suspect wanted in connection to the home invasion was near Highway D and Holt Drive at about 7:30 p.m., and that the highway was closed as police searched for the "armed and dangerous man." 

Wentzville police then spotted the stolen truck he was driving near Highway Z and Interstate 70 and pursued it through the city.

The driver fired multiple shots at officers, who did not fire back as the pursuit wound its way through city streets, said Wentzville Chief Kurt Frisz. 

Police used spike strips, and the truck came to a stop at Highway W and W. Meyer Road. The suspect continued to fire at two officers, who returned fire and struck him, Frisz said. 

"The suspect is in the hospital with what we believe to be non-life-threatening injuries," Frisz said. "Our two officers did a remarkable job considering the circumstances. We have a very large crime scene because we are trying to account for all rounds."

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