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Wilmette Man In Custody After Standoff

Resident was wanted for battery to a relative

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    Wilmette Man In Custody After Standoff
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    It's not clear how many people are in the barricaded home.

    Emergency personnel at the scene of an overnight barricade situation in north suburban Wilmette have backed off now, as the crisis came to an end.

    The 37-year-old resident of the home on Leamington Avenue voluntarily surrendered to police at 7:26 a.m. and was reportedly taken from the scene to Evanston Hospital. 

    The man had threatened to kill himself and others and had held police and a SWAT team at bay through the night.  He was wanted by the Willmette police for an aggravated battery to a relative that occurred earlier on Monday, according to a police news release.

    Crews responded about 5:45 p.m. to a residence on Leamington Avenue, according to the Wilmette Fire Department. Paramedics were standing by and police were investigating.

    A Wilmette police officer said cops remained at the scene near Leamington and Washintgon avenues at 6:53 a.m., but the standoff was over before 9 a.m.

    It was initially unknown how many people were in the house, but as the situation came to an end, it appeared that only one person had been inside throughout the episode.