Alexandria Fisher

Traffic Stop Leads to Barricade Situation in Antioch: Police

Footage from the scene showed several officers and police vehicles on the street as residents stood by

A solicitor complaint that led to a traffic stop ultimately turned into an hours-long barricade situation in an Antioch home Wednesday morning. 

Around 6:30 a.m., Antioch police said they responded to a home in the 400 block of Donin Road for a solicitor complaint and when they arrived, they tried to stop and speak with a man and woman inside a vehicle. 

The driver of the vehicle did not stop and eventually struck an Antioch police vehicle, according to authorities. A witness reported he saw "a long-barrel weapon" pointed out of the passenger side window of the vehicle and heard a gunshot, police said. 

The vehicle fled the scene at a high rate of speed, but was located a short time later outside a single-family home in the 40500 block of North Route 83 in Antioch Township. 

Residents inside the home, which had been divided into several rentable units, were escorted out of the residence, according to police, who surrounded the building and were attempting to communicate with those inside. 

Schools in Antioch were placed on soft lockdown as police descended on the street in the far northern suburb. 

"All District 34 schools have gone into a soft lockdown because of a situation occurring at the intersection of Route 83 and Grass Lake Rd," Oakland Elementary School posted on Facebook just before 9:45 a.m.

"Please remember that during a lockdown no visitors can be admitted into the school. There are no risks to student safety at this time. We will keep you updated regarding this as more information becomes available," the statement ended.

Footage from the scene on Route 83 north of Grass Lake Road showed several officers and police vehicles on the street as residents stood by.

Police from numerous departments responded, but the scene remained active as of 1:30 p.m., authorities said. 

Check back for more on this developing story.

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