Suspect in police custody after Posen hostage situation

POSEN, Ill. — A suspect is in custody following a hostage situation in south suburban Posen Tuesday.

Sources told WGN that a man believed to be armed was holding a mother and her baby hostage in a home on Blaine Avenue.

Members of the South Suburban Emergency Response Team responded to the incident, which began just before 10 a.m.

SkyCam9 was flying overhead at about 11 a.m. when the mother and baby were released from the home. The suspect was taken into police custody at about 12:30 p.m.

WGN was told this all started with an altercation between two people outside.

No word yet on charges in the incident.

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