HARWOOD HEIGHTS, In poor health. (CBS) — A suspect was seen surrendering after Harwood Heights police had been concerned in a standoff with a him on Sunday evening.
A SWAT group was known as to the scene Sunday night on Odell Avenue between Lawrence and Leland avenues. Residents had been instructed to remain inside.
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As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported, the huge SWAT and emergency response at a home on Odell Avenue cleared someday after 9 p.m. However that was not earlier than some very risky and tense moments when a person got here out of a home along with his fingers up and was led away in handcuffs – and police started firing what had been believed to be rubber bullets at him.
A witness who took video on the scene stated the person who was seen surrendering had barricaded himself inside the home – which was believed to be his personal home or that of members of the family – a few hours earlier after some kind of disturbance or incident inside.
We had been nonetheless making an attempt to substantiate any particulars as of Sunday evening.
Police from no less than 4 different suburbs responded – together with the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System.
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Some witnesses acquired caught on Lawrence Avenue as a result of automobiles couldn’t get previous the SWAT automobiles and folks had been instructed to remain in place.
The close by Buona Beef at 7343 W. Lawrence Ave. was blocked by squad automobiles, the witness reported.
A witness, Joseph Rodriguez, described the moments earlier than the person’s arrest.
““The man got here out. He lifted up his shirt – he confirmed all the pieces; confirmed what he had. And he walked out, after which, I feel they shot him a paintball or one thing, after which he ran in the home – after which a squad, all people else got here out and grabbed him,” Rodriguez stated. “He’s in custody.”
An ambulance was additionally seen leaving the scene. It was not clear whether or not it was the suspect or any person else at the back of the ambulance.
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Data from police was not instantly out there.