Person in custody following attempted bank robbery, barricade situation on NW Side

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CHICAGO --  Police have a person of interest in custody following an attempted bank robbery and three-hour barricade situation on the Northwest Side on Tuesday.

Around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, there was an attempted bank robbery at a Bank of America in the 4600 Block of Irving Park Road. Officials said the suspect did not show a weapon; he handed the teller a note.

A description of the man was provided to police and with the help of a witness, they traced him to a house in the 4900 block of West Addison.

Police and SWAT responded to the scene as the suspect was barricaded inside.

The area was cordoned off, traffic, including CTA buses, were rerouted and the neighboring St. Barthlomew Church and grammar school wereput on lockdown as officers were stationed around and inside the building.

Just before 2:30 p.m., Chicago police said the person was in custody and that FBI are now leading the investigation.

Minutes before we walked out with his hands in the air, the man called 911 to inform a dispatcher what he was about to do.

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