Man in custody after Villa Park SWAT response

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

VILLA PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- A man is in custody after a SWAT response and barricade situation in west suburban Villa Park Wednesday evening.

Villa Park police said the incident began when officers showed up to a home in the 200-block of East Plymouth around 3 p.m. in regards to a DuPage County warrant. The man was wanted for questioning in two incidents: a call for shots fired in the 900-block of West North Avenue around 4 p.m. Tuesday and a taxi cab driver robbed also in the 900-block of West North Avenue earlier this week. Police said there is also video investigators are reviewing.

Police said the man refused to leave his residence, even after being told he was under arrest. Police called for a SWAT team because they were concerned the man may have a gun.

Police said a woman and young child were inside the home initially but left on their own before SWAT arrived.

The man walked out on his own after SWAT set off flash bangs, and was taken into custody. Detectives served a search warrant on the residence and recovered a handgun and ammunition, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.