Standoff Ends Peacefully
- A standoff on Chicago's Northwest Side ended Friday evening after nearly six hours.
The incident began when police say they received a call around 9:30 a.m. Friday reporting of an intruder/suspicious person inside a home in the 6300-block of Roscoe in the city's Portage Park neighborhood.
Police say officers responding to the scene made contact with a female occupant of the residence and while talking to her, a male occupant was heard inside, possibly needing medical attention. Officers attempting to gain access into the house were confronted by a man armed with a crossbow.
The Chicago Police SWAT unit responded and were able to convince the female occupant to exit the home.
The other occupant surrendered later. But in this era of second-guessing and attacking the police for decisions that they make in an instant, it deserves special note when calm professionalism carries the day, and too often isn't noted.
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