Police activity closes York Road in Elmhurst for several hours

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York Road was partially closed in west suburban Elmhurst due to police activity, city officials said. (WLS)

York Road was partially closed in west suburban Elmhurst for several hours Tuesday night due to police activity, city officials said.

Police said at about 4:45 p.m., an Elmhurst police officer stopped a vehicle at York Road and Crestview Avenue. Before the traffic stop was complete, the suspect's vehicle fled the scene.

York was closed northbound at Lake Street, and southbound at Grand Avenue as officers investigated. The road was cleared shortly before 10 p.m.

Police said the suspect's vehicle was recovered in Chicago and the driver remains at large.

Witnesses said they heard possible gun shots and saw several people being taken out of a car and put in handcuffs. Police have not confirmed any arrests or released any further details about the traffic stop.

The incident remains under investigation by Elmhurst police, the DuPage Major Crimes Task Force and the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.
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