Sunday, March 10, 2019

Lincoln Park SWAT stand-off ends with 3 detained, guns seized, stolen cars found

Two men are detained by Chicago police in the 2400 block of North Clybourn on Sunday. | Michael Gunderson
A six-hour-long SWAT standoff at an Airbnb rental party in the Lincoln Park neighborhood ended Sunday afternoon safely, according to police and a witness who spoke with CWBChicago. Three people are in custody for questioning, police said. Multiple firearms and stolen vehicles have been recovered from the scene, according to a police department source.

The stand-off involved this home in the 2400 block of Clybourn. | Google
Police responded to a six-unit home in the 2400 block of North Clybourn at 8:09 a.m. after two women reported that they had locked themselves in a bathroom because people had guns at a party in the building. Moments later, another 911 caller reported that a woman had been pistol-whipped by a man at the party, police said.

Occupants of the home refused to answer the door when officers arrived, so a Cook County State’s Attorney was summoned to navigate legal issues while a SWAT team mobilized nearby.

Chicago police SWAT team members mobilize near the home on Clybourn. | Michael Gunderson
Other officers on the scene began running license plates of vehicles in the home’s parking lot, and two stolen cars were located. Both cars were recovered for their owners.

By 10 a.m., SWAT took over the scene and began issuing verbal commands to persons inside the building. Family members of persons inside the home also approached police check-points to report that their relatives wanted to surrender.

An officer on the scene said that “upwards of a half-dozen guns” were believed to be in the apartment. A police spokesman would not immediately confirm how many guns, if any, had been recovered.

No injuries were reported by police. Clybourn Avenue re-opened to traffic shortly after 3 p.m. following a nearly seven-hour closure.

Police did not immediately say why the three detained individuals were being questioned.
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