CHICAGO (CBS) — A bank robbery suspect was in custody Tuesday afternoon, after police SWAT teams cornered him at a home in the Portage Park neighborhood.
Chicago police responded to an attempted bank robbery around 10:45 a.m. at a bank near Irving Park Road and Kilpatrick Avenue.
The suspect fled the scene, and entered a home in the 4900 block of West Addison Street, about a half mile away, police said. SWAT teams surrounded the home, and negotiated with the man for over three hours. The young man eventually surrendered to officers, who took him into custody around 2 p.m.
It was not immediately clear if anyone else was in the home at the time, but police said no injuries were reported.
The Archdiocese of Chicago said nearby St. Bartholomew School was advised to go on soft lockdown in response to the situation.
“The situation does not involve the school, but involves the neighboring area of the school. The school will remain on soft lockdown until CPD advises them otherwise,” Archdiocese spokeswoman Anne Maselli said in an email.
Police said the investigation was being handed over to the FBI after the suspect was arrested.