1 in custody after Warrenville standoff near Butterfield, Winfield roads

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
SWAT units respond to Warrenvile standoff
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A SWAT unit responds to an incident in Warrenville Tuesday morning near Butterfield and Winfield roads.

WARRENVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A suspect was taken into custody in Warrenville Tuesday morning after police responding to a report of a possible DUI encountered an unresponsive person armed with a handgun, police said.

Police said at about 5:30 a.m., officers found a car that matched the description of a possible DUI driver at Butterfield and Winfield roads.

The windows of the car were blacked out, but police said officers could see a man unresponsive behind the wheel with a handgun in his hand.

A SWAT team was requested along with crisis negotiators and the area was blocked off to traffic.

Authorities attempted to get the driver's attention with a PA system and sirens but were not successful.

Police fired a non-lethal bean-bag round at the driver, who woke up and surrendered without incident.

The suspect was taken into custody and charges are pending. No one was injured.