Chicago police SWAT unit responds to Edgewater apartment complex; 1 in custody

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Burglary suspect barricaded in Edgewater apartment complex: CPD
Chicago police said the incident has been going on for hours, and residents are asked to stay away.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person is in custody after an hours-long standoff in the Edgewater neighborhood Wednesday, Chicago police said.

A burglary suspect who might be armed is barricaded in an Edgewater apartment Wednesday morning, Chicago police said.

CPD said the incident began about 8 p.m. Tuesday night in the 6000-block of North Winthrop Avenue after a burglary suspect who was possibly armed barricaded himself in an apartment complex.

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A SWAT team responded to the scene, and residents were asked to stay away from the heavy police activity.

Police said a suspect is in custody and charges are pending.