3 men take Dollar Tree customers hostage during attempted robbery in Garfield Park, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police said three men took several customers hostage while trying to rob a Dollar Tree store on the city's West Side.

The attempted robbery occurred in the 3100 block of West Madison in Garfield Park Sunday at around 8:15 p.m.

Chicago police said the men were armed with a handgun and a knife.

A citizen waved down a police car and officers stormed the business.

Police took the three offenders into custody and recovered a weapon.

One of the offenders was taken to a nearby hospital for chest pain.

No one was hurt.
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