Man charged in Lake Shore Drive standoff

Charges have been filed against a murder suspect who led police on a chase that shut down north Lake Shore Drive.

44-year old Joseph Felton of University Park is charged with attempted murder, use of a deadly weapon and several crimes related to the chase.

He’s also suspected of killing his wife in Georgia.

Sunday`s police standoff finally ended after nearly nine hours when a SWAT team caught him.

The shutdown of north Lake Shore Drive has raised serious about public safety.

During the emergency, police had to juggle the danger with the needs of thousands of drivers.

A spokeswoman for the city’s office of emergency management says options for evacuations are limited because of the lake on the east.

State and city transportation planners are in the early stages of a redesign that aims ease traffic congestion.

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