Remaining Harvey hostages rescued; 2 suspects in custody

Police say they rescued four hostages — two children and two women — and arrested two suspects Wednesday morning, ending a two-day hostage situation in surburban Harvey

No one was injured in the rescue, in which police entered the house in Harvey, Illinois, and arrested the suspects, police said. The rescued hostages are “traumatized” but unharmed, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said.

Four other hostages — children ranging in age from 1 to 12 — were released late Tuesday, police said.

It all started Wednesday as a home burglary, and deteriorated into a barricade situation when police showed up at the home on West 147th Street.

During the hostage situation, one police officer suffered a graze wound to his arm in an exchange of gunfire with the hostage takers. He was treated at the scene.

Another officer was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for a wounded elbow. Mayor Eric Kellogg identifies him as officer Darnell Keel, a 15-year veteran. He’s already gone home from the hospital.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

The CNN Wire contributed to this report.

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Today was the second time within a year that a Harvey police officer was
shot in the line of duty, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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https://twitter.com/UnruhJulie/status/501826738243244032 

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More photos from the scene here

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Sources tell the Chicago Tribune the officer taken to the hospital is a 14-year veteran.

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Chicago Tribune reporting also the gunman is holding a woman and 5 or 6 children hostage inside a home.

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One officer was treated at the scene.  Second officer taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

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A spokesperson for the Harvey Police Dept says there are two offenders in  the house along with an adult female who is a nurse and 5 children.

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Update from Tribune on the officers: Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg said one officer suffered a graze wound to the
arm and was treated at the scene. The other officer was wounded in the
elbow and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his
condition was stabilized, the mayor said.

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Authorities say one hostage, a child, has been released.

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Harvey mayor says a third child has been released from the home.

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WGN Web Desk August 20, 20145:50 AM

In Harvey, Sibley remains blocked Wood to Dixie Hwy due to the ongoing hostage situation. Police asking police to avoid the area. Follow @ChicagoDrives for the latest updates

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The entire Rosa Parks campus in Harvey including the elementary and junior high school are closed today due to the ongoing hostage situation nearby.

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Thornton High School will remain open, but students that live near the hostage situation will not attend.

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For more photos of the hostage situation in Harvey, click here.

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UPDATE: Students at Thornton High School who live near the hostage
scene are now being allowed to go to school. 
Buses will pick them up at 150th Street, south of the crime scene.

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“Peaceful resolution” in Harvey hostage situation, says Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

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Sheriff Dart on resolving Harvey hostage situation: No shots were fired

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Authorities rescued the remaining hostages in Harvey after talks
with suspects reached a “stalemate,” Sheriff Dart said.

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Tom Dart in regards to decision to move in after 20
hours: “Enough dynamics in place at the time where things were not
just moving.” 

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