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Man Surrenders After Hoffman Estates Standoff

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (STMW) – Police were able to negotiate with a man holed up inside a home, who said he wanted police to kill him in an apparent suicide attempt.

About 7:50 a.m. Thursday, Hoffman Estates police responded to the 2300 block of Hassell Road for a report of a suicidal subject possibly armed with a handgun.

The 48-year-old man made statements to the effect that he wanted to force police to kill him, and for the safety of the public, officers cordoned off the area, according to a release from police.

For added safety, a daycare in the area was evacuated and area schools were advised of the situation and placed on lockdown, the release said.

Officers worked with family members to contact with the subject and were successful in convincing him to come out peacefully about 9:08 a.m., police said.

No firearm was found and the subject was transported to an area hospital for a mental evaluation. No injuries were reported and no charges filed, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2011. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)