After 18 Hours, the Police Standoff With an Armed Individual in Oak Park Has Ended: Officials
Roads have reopened and police barriers are being lifted in the Chicago suburbs of Oak Park and River Forest, after an 18-hour police standoff with an armed man had to be handled.
The Crisis Ended Around 5:20 a.m.
Around 5:25 a.m. on Friday, video from the scene showed police putting a person in an ambulance and removing police tape from the apartment building where the incident happened.
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According to an official statement, “The person surrendered and was brought to a local hospital for a mental health checkup with no injuries.”
Road Restrictions and Police Barriers
A “person in difficulty” was reported at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the 1100 block of North Harlem Avenue in Oak Park, according to police.
Later on Thursday, officials said that the man was “armed and barricaded” in his residence, but provided no other information.
The crisis continued through the night and into the early hours of Friday, with authorities stating that the suspect was still barricaded. Road restrictions and police barriers that impeded traffic were still in place.