10:39AM – 1000 E. Denny Way – Disturbance – The county is trying to evict a man from his apartment, but he’s refusing to come out.
Update: 11:31 – Police are now responding to this after it escalated to a possible suicide situation. The man says he’s armed with a shotgun.
Update x2: 11:36 – Traffic will be blocked on Denny
Update x3: 11:39 – Bike officers are also clearing Cal Anderson Park – evidently it could be in the firing zone. The suspect here is a white male, 39, 5’10″, 150.
Even more sad with stories like this — Illinois sheriff scolds banks for evictiction of ‘innocent renters’ — looming in background. Don’t know the circumstances here but hope things cool down.
CHS UPDATE: Stand-off ended and suspect in custody. I went over to check things out. SWAT team went in just as I arrived but cops had a pretty wide perimeter (good idea!) set up so couldn’t get too close. Here’s a pic of the corner of Cal Anderson they had closed down along with surrounding streets.
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