Blue Island barricade situation ends in 7 arrests

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BLUE ISLAND, Ill. (WLS) -- Seven people are in custody after an hours-long standoff in south suburban Blue Island.

SWAT teams swarmed the home in the 2200-block of 119th Place just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The barricade situation ended several hours later.

The Daily Southtown reports a man who tried to drive around a car parked in the alley was threatened with a gun. When he drove to the front of the house to get an address, another man approached the front door also armed with a gun.

Police said they found three handguns and drugs inside the home.