Arlington Heights Man Evaluated After Police Standoff

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    A man from Arlington Heights is being evaluated after holding police at bay in a tense standoff.Police took the man into custody on a stretcher about three hours after the situation began Saturday night.No one else was hurt. (Published Sunday, May 5, 2013)

    A man was taken into custody Saturday after holding police in a three-hour standoff in suburban Arlington Heights, police said.

    Police received a call at 5:20 p.m. reporting several gun shots on the sixth floor of a condominium near Chestnut Avenue and Wing Street.

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    A woman called 911 stating she was inside a unit on the 6th floor of the building, located in the 100 block of Wing St., and that her son had a gun and fired several shots, reportedly threatening to take his life.

    The woman disarmed her son and was able to flee the condominium, but her son remained barricaded inside the unit, police said.

    It was not clear if more weapons were inside the residence and the son refused to exit, which activated an alarm, according to a press release from Arlington Heights Police.

    The standoff lasted for nearly three hours before the man opened the door and was taken into custody. He was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and it’s not clear yet whether any charges will be filed.