NORTH AURORA, Ill. (STMW)- One man was arrested at gunpoint at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday after an almost two-hour standoff with police in North Aurora.
The man, wearing a T-shirt and green pajamas, was taken into custody at a multi-family building in the 200 block of Linn Court, south of Dee Road on the village’s East Side.
Police said they received a call at about 3:30 p.m. concerning a domestic incident in which at least one shot had been fired. The man, who has not yet been identified, had fired into the ceiling of the residence, police said.
By the time police arrived, a woman and three children had gotten out of the apartment safely. Police said there were no hostages taken, and no one was injured in the incident.
Police evacuated the building and the two adjacent townhome buildings on Linn Court.
Officers armed with rifles and wearing body armor were on the scene while a police hostage negotiator talked with the resident via telephone. At 5:15 p.m., the man voluntarily surrendered and came out.
At press time, the man was being held at the North Aurora Police Department. He had not been charged with any crime.
Police said they recovered a handgun and ammunition in the residence.
There were about a dozen squad cars at the site, with police from both Aurora and North Aurora involved.
Police said the perimeter was released at 5:37 p.m. and residents were allowed to go back to their homes.
Students coming home from their first week of school were also at the scene, as were dozens of neighborhood residents.
“A little girl flagged the police and then the lady officer went back to her trunk and pulled out this giant gun and went in,” said Chauntay Brown, who was in the neighborhood.
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