CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson persuades former officer to end hours-long standoff

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CHICAGO -- A more than five-hour barricade involving a retired Chicago police officer ended without incident because of Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

Officers and SWAT responded to the home in the 7700 block of South Paxton Avenue around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say, "personal difficulties" drove the retired officer to barricade herself in her home in the city's South Shore neighborhood.

Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, the woman requested to talk to CPD Superintendent Johnson, and he agreed. Johnson was briefed by the SWAT team before going into the home. He spoke to the woman and around 9:40 p.m., he convinced her to come out with harming herself or others.

Police found weapons in the home, but no one was hurt.