“Several” Arrested After 5-Hour Rogers Park Standoff

Standoff began before 3 a.m. on the 1600 block of West Sherwin Avenue

Charges were pending Monday afternoon against several people arrested after a five-hour standoff with police at a Rogers Park apartment building earlier in the day.

The situation started when a person barricaded himself inside a unit in an 80-unit apartment building in the 1600 block of West Sherwin Avenue about 2:40 a.m. police said.

The "initial" suspect was taken into custody about 7:50 a.m. along with "several" other people, police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said. Their ages and genders weren’t immediately known.

A hostage negotiator at the scene said that eight people were led out of the building. No shots were fired and no one was hurt.

The situation started in a studio apartment on the fourth floor, according to building manager Miguel Fonseca. A SWAT team reported to the scene, police said.

The building’s fourth floor was evacuated and about 20 people waited in a warming bus outside before the situation was resolved.

Charges were pending against the intial male suspect and an unspecified number of the other people who were inside.

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