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Hostage Situation

Police officers surrounded a home in the 3500 block of West 79th Place on Monday, during a possible hostage situation. (Credit: CBS)

3 Dead, Including Suspected Gunman, After Shooting In Ashburn

Dozens of Chicago police officers descended a home in the 3500 block of West 79th Place, after receiving reports of people shot shortly before 9 a.m.


A SWAT team officer stands outside an Arlington Heights home, where a hostage situation had ensued after a gunman shot a police officer. The SWAT team later shot the suspect, and the hostage was unharmed. (Credit: CBS)

SWAT Team Kills Barricaded Suspect Who Shot Cop

SWAT team officers shot and killed a gunman who allegedly shot an Arlington Heights police officer late Thursday, after the suspect barricaded himself in a home and held a woman hostage.


Police Lights Police Car

Hostage Situation In Rogers Park Ends

Chicago Police are responding to a possible hostage situation Friday afternoon in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.


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3 In Custody After Hostage Situation Ends On West Side

The hostage situation began after police officers were sent to a building near Ashland Avenue and Hastings Street about 3:16 a.m., when they received a call about a domestic dispute.


John Christopher Martel, 22, was charged with one misdemeanor count of Disorderly Conduct and one misdemeanor count of Unlawfully Permitting a Minor to Become Intoxicated. (Schaumburg Police Department)

SWAT Team Storms Schaumburg Apartment After 5-Hour Standoff

Police in Schaumburg charged six people Thursday in connection with a five-hour standoff in which party-goers barricaded themselves inside an apartment and held one occupant against her will before SWAT officers forced their way in.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Five Hour Standoff Now Over

A five hour standoff is over in Oak Forest with nobody hurt.

WBBM Newsradio–04/21/2011

Carleton Washburne School

‘Butt Dial’ Blamed For Error That Sent SWAT Team

It turns out that a false alarm at a Winnetka school that prompted a SWAT team response was actually the result of a “butt dial.”

CBS Chicago–01/05/2011

Austin Biehl talks Monday night Nov. 29, 2010 in Marinette, Wis. about being taken hostage at Marinette High School by another student earlier in the day, as his mother Carla looks on at right. A student armed with a handgun burst into a Wisconsin high school classroom at the end of the school day and held nearly two dozen students and a teacher hostage for more than five hours Monday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Wisconsin School Closed After Hostage Situation

A high school hostage situation in Wisconsin is over, after a student pulled a handgun and held 23 classmates and a teacher before shooting himself.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2010