SWAT team responds to report of woman held at gunpoint in Rogers Park

ByMegan Hickey WLS logo
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
None hurt after SWAT response in Rogers Park
A SWAT team responded to a report of a woman held at gunpoint in Rogers Park.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- SWAT teams flooded the Rogers Park neighborhood after a woman reported she was being held hostage Monday night, police said.

It started around 9:41 p.m. when police got a call about a man with a gun and ended about six hours later when witnesses said they saw a large group of people being escorted out of the building in the 6800-block of North Sheridan Road.

After the first call, police received a second 911 call from a woman saying she was being held at gunpoint in her third floor apartment by a man she knows.

Witnesses said a SWAT team arrived in the scene and a group of 10 or more people were escorted out of the building with guns drawn.

"There were about six men probably about mid 20's to early 30's and about six or seven women as well about the same age range," said witness Andrew Snyder.

The CTA was forced to reroute buses as the standoff situation continued into the night. Around 4 a.m., police said the incident was over and that no one was injured. Police said one person is in custody.