1 in custody after reports of hostage situation in South Loop

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CHICAGO — A man was arrested after police responded to reports of a hostage situation in the South Loop.

According to police, SWAT was called to the 1400 block of South Wabash Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Thursday for reports of a hostage situation.

Police say the suspect initially told them he was holding hostages inside. Police went door to door evacuating the building, and began negotiating with the man.

Officers said he fired three shots and then SWAT teams swarmed in and took him into custody.

The incident ended around 1:30 p.m. when the man was arrested. No hostages were found.

Police said a weapon was recovered.

No injuries were reported.


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