Police: Misunderstanding Led to Schaumburg Office Complex Lockdown - NBC Chicago

Police: Misunderstanding Led to Schaumburg Office Complex Lockdown

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    Police say a misunderstanding prompted a lockdown and large emergency response at a Schaumburg office building Tuesday morning. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017)

    Police say a misunderstanding prompted a lockdown and large emergency response at a Schaumburg office building Tuesday morning. 

    Schaumburg police were called to the scene around 11:30 a.m., located at 200 N. Martingale Rd., for a report of a man with a gun. 

    Footage from the scene showed roughly a dozen police vehicles surrounding the building and reports from inside indicated officers were sweeping the building. 

    Sky 5: Schaumburg Office Complex on Lockdown After Report of Man With Gun: PoliceSky 5: Schaumburg Office Complex on Lockdown After Report of Man With Gun: Police

    A Schaumburg office complex was locked down Tuesday morning after police say they received a report of a man with a gun on the property.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017)

    About an hour later, authorities said the situation had been resolved and the lockdown lifted.

    Officers discovered technicians in the building had equipment that was "misinterpreted as a weapon," said Sgt. Christy Lindhurst. 

    "There was no man with a gun and everyone has cleared the scene and resumed work," Lindhurst said. 

    Workers told NBC 5 that while this was a very scary situation, especially considering Sunday’s mass shooting in Texas, they said the person who called police definitely did the right thing. 

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