Barricade stand-off ends peacefully in Lincoln Park

Police, media, and observers gather near the barricade scene on Wednesday. | @WDUGJessica

A SWAT team stand-off ended peacefully in Lincoln Park on Wednesday after a man barricaded himself inside an apartment with his girlfriend, according to police and neighbors.

Patrol officers responded to an apartment building on the 2500 block of North Bosworth after a caller reported hearing a woman scream for help from a third floor unit around 11:45 a.m. First-responding officers came into contact with the man who they said was naked and holding a knife to the woman.

The situation was handed off to the police department’s SWAT team after the man allegedly barricaded himself inside. Negotiators worked with the man’s relatives to resolve the stand-off around 2 p.m.

Police took the man into custody and transported him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The woman, who had an injury to the top of her head, was also taken to Masonic for treatment.

No charges have yet been filed in the case.

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