Police Arrest Man After Standoff

By: Shannon Smith; Suggested by Mike G. Email
By: Shannon Smith; Suggested by Mike G. Email

MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- A Machesney park man is now in custody after a standoff with the Winnebago County SWAT team this morning. Police responded to a call on Tanya Court about a suicidal subject. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department and SWAT team were on the scene when the man locked himself inside his home. Officers say his wife was the one who called 9-1-1.

Neighbors were evacuated from their homes, while negotiators tried to talk to the man via telephone. Officers say he turned himself in shortly after 2:00 p.m. Thankfully, no one was hurt. He is being charged for not having a FOID card.

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