Man in custody after barricade situation in Arlington Heights

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By Elizabeth Schiele Special to the Tribune

A man was taken into custody this evening after a three-hour barricade situation in Arlington Heights, according to witnesses and police.

About 5:20 p.m. police responded to a condominium development near Chestnut Avenue and Wing Street after a man “who was having a bad day” fired a gun into the air and then pointed it at his chest before returning to a residence, according to a witness at the scene.

Arlington Heights police along with officers from several local departments — including a SWAT team — responded, and at one point a woman who reportedly had been in the residence was released safely, witnesses said.

During the situation people were kept out of the line of fire, which also affected traffic around a nearby Jewel Food Store shopping area, witnesses said.

The man was considered armed and dangerous, but there were no reports of injury or a hostage situation, said one official on the scene who declined to be identified.

A little after 8 p.m. the man was reported in custody and the situation was winding down. Arlington Heights police and other officers on the scene did not immediately make a statement to the press.

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