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SWAT Teams Surround Heart O’ Chicago Motel, Man Taken Away From Scene On Stretcher

heart-1Chicago police, working with SWAT teams were called to the Heart O’ Chicago Motel at 5900 N. Ridge Ave. today.

First reported around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, the three hour stand-off with police ended peacefully with a man taken alive from the scene on a stretcher. The man who barricaded himself in the motel room was said to be ‘suicidal.’ 

The area was swarmed by multiple police, fire, SWAT and emergency vehicles according to a DNAinfo story. The vacant Carson’s Ribs property adjacent to the motel, was converted into a staging area for the responders. Nearby residents had been asked to stay in their homes.

Most streets that were closed to traffic due to the situation were reopened shortly after 4 p.m. This includes Peterson Ave and Clark St. Drivers are no longer being asked to get off the northbound Lake Shore Drive at Foster Ave. instead of Hollywood Ave.

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