A barricade situation that originated from a domestic incident on Saturday in the suburban area of Schiller Park was peacefully resolved after several hours, as confirmed by authorities.
The Schiller Park Police Department responded to a domestic dispute in the 3700 block of Ruby Street during the afternoon hours after one individual threatened a family member with a firearm. Thankfully, the family members managed to escape, but the suspect barricaded themselves inside the residence, according to the police.
Video footage shared on social media depicted several emergency vehicles blocking the street, with heavily armed SWAT team members arriving at the scene.
Efforts by the Schiller Park police to persuade the suspect to surrender proved unsuccessful, leading them to call in the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System’s Emergency Services Team, known for their expertise in negotiations.
As reported by the Schiller Park Police Department, officers were handling an “isolated incident” on Ruby Street, located between Ivanhoe and Waveland.
In an update at 7:34 p.m., the Schiller Park police posted on Facebook, stating, “The situation on Ruby Street has been peacefully resolved. We appreciate the understanding of all the residents inconvenienced by this incident, as it significantly aided our work.”
The suspect was taken into custody without any further incident and transported to a local hospital for evaluation, as stated by the authorities. Upon release from the hospital, they are expected to face charges. A substantial police presence was observed in Schiller Park, Cook County, during Saturday afternoon.
The suspect was then transported to a local hospital for evaluation and will face charges upon release, as confirmed by the police.