HARVEY, Ill. (CBS) — The 21 hour standoff forced people living on the 14700 block of Seeley Avenue, like Gary Peoples, out of their homes.
“Glad it turned out alright,” Peoples said.
Peoples returned to his house at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, after about 24 hours.
“It wasn’t comfortable at all you know. Didn’t want to leave, but we knew we had to though,” he said.
People living on the block had to leave because of the hostage situation unfolding inside a home there. Two suspects held eight people hostage, after an apparent botched robbery attempt. The standoff lasted nearly 21 hours.
“I was waiting for this to be over. You can’t come out. It’s like you’re held hostage also,” said one woman who didn’t want to be identified.
That woman saw some of the children that were being held, released.
“It was just sad when you saw the kids coming out. Especially that first little boy, that really didn’t know what was going on and he wanted to go back into the house. They had just placed him outside he turned him around. It just tugged at my heart,” she said.