A Chicago police SWAT team responded Tuesday evening to a high-rise on the Near North Side after Illinois State Police pursued a stolen vehicle to the location. Four people left the car and ran into a building. Three people were taken into custody, one remains at large.
A Chicago police SWAT team responded Tuesday evening after Illinois State Police pursued a stolen vehicle to the Near North Side.
State police were following the stolen vehicle in the 1100 block of North Wells Street about 3:45 p.m. when four people got out and ran into a high-rise building, police said.
Hours later, three people were in custody and six guns, including at least two rifles, were recovered from the car, police said.
Residents wait inside their homes as police search for two people being sought in the theft of a vehicle and pursuit.
A fourth person escaped the building and was not in custody, according to police.
The standoff concluded by around 9:30 p.m., police said.
Surrounding streets — one block each of North Wells and West Division — were closed for the duration of the standoff.
West Division Street was closed between North Orleans and North Wells streets. Wells was closed between Division and West Hill Street as the search was underway. Streets reopened late Tuesday evening.