ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a man accused of raping a woman and holding her captive.

According to the Normandy Police Department’s probable cause statement, the incident took place on the evening of May 30 on Colton Drive in Normandy.

Police claim Michael I. Liggins Jr. took a woman to his home, refused to allow her to leave, then raped her and displayed a firearm in a threatening manner.

The woman was eventually able to escape the home where police were waiting.

Police claim Liggins barricaded himself inside the home for four hours and refused commands to surrender.

Authorities from several law enforcement agencies responded to the area, including the Normandy, Clayton, St. Ann, and St. Louis County police departments, the North County Police Cooperative, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Liggins was removed from the home around 12:30 a.m. on May 31 and placed in an ambulance.

Liggins was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree kidnapping, armed criminal action, and resisting arrest. Liggins remains jailed on a $1 million cash-only bond. He’s due in court next week for a bond reduction hearing.