Man walks into police station with rifle, declares martial law

November 24, 2011 9:14:25 AM PST
A man was arrested after walking into a Chicago police station armed with an assault rifle and declaring martial law.

Police at the Harrison District station on the West Side say the man had a 30-round magazine for an AR-15 assault rifle, but he never pointed it at anyone and he did not fire any shots.

Officers were able to calm the man and take the gun away. He is being evaluated at a local hospital.

Police say he may suffer from mental illness.

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