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1 in Custody, I-94 Reopens After Barricade Situation in Skokie

The interstate was closed between Skokie Road and Dempster Street as Illinois State Police responded to the barricade situation.

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One person was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon and Interstate 94 has reopened after a barricade situation earlier in the day, Illinois State Police said.

The interstate was closed inbound and outbound between Skokie Boulevard and Dempster Street near Skokie with solid traffic reported in the area, authorities said, because of a person barricaded inside of a vehicle at Old Orchard Road.

Illinois State Police said they were on "an active scene of a subject barricaded inside their vehicle" and the northbound and southbound entrance ramps from Old Orchard Road were also shut down.

"The public is urged to avoid this area," state police said.

Skokie police also told residents to avoid the area.

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