Video: Man live streams his negotiation with Chicago cops in Loop

Chicago police had a brief stand-off with an out-of-state man who drove to the Loop with a rifle while apparently experiencing a mental episode Monday afternoon.

The man, whose name is being withheld because he is not charged with any crime, streamed parts of his interaction with cops on Facebook.

Concerned family members called Chicago police around 4 p.m. February 15 to report that the man was in the downtown area and they thought he had a firearm, according to CPD records. Cops, working with information from the family, located the man and pulled him over at State and Jackson a few minutes later.

For the next ten minutes, police negotiated with the 26-year-old as he sat behind the steering wheel and streamed live as police tried to get him out of his locked car.

Police got the man out of the vehicle after about ten minutes and he was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for an evaluation. No injuries were reported.

Officers found an older model rifle, knives, and medical kits in the car, according to a source.

A Chicago police spokesperson said he was released from police custody without being charged.

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