By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)-– A SWAT team responded to a commercial building in the South Loop Tuesday morning.

Police were called to the building because authorities said five men with guns were seen inside the building in the 1400 block of South Michigan Avenue. A group of people were gathering a room on the third floor when someone called police.

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The 30-year-old man hosting the event was held against his will, along with a 38-year-old man.

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CPD said one of the victims was pistol-whipped.

Police confirmed the scene was cleared at 7:25 a.m. They said more than a dozen witnesses left through a back fire escape. CPD said the five suspects were taken to University of Chicago Hospital in good condition. They were released without being charged because the victims didn’t want to press charges.

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There were video cameras inside the location, according to CPD. Area Three detectives are investigating the incident.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff