SWAT situation ends on Chicago’s North West side

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CHICAGO -- A SWAT situation reported on the North West side of Chicago Thursday morning has ended.

Police responded to an anonymous call of a robbery in progress but when they arrived at the 6800 block of West Addison, they were denied entry.

Unable to gain access to the establishment, police had no way to verify if the robbery call was legitimate.

That is when SWAT was called to the scene at around 6:30 a.m.

They blocked off the road from Oak Park avenue to Sayre avenue.

After negotiations with the police, the occupants of the home were safely removed and police then determined that a robbery had not occurred.

Initial reports suggested that the residence was a social club. It was reported that police would be investigating whether the social club had proper permits.

Witnesses say police were using megaphones to call people to exit the residence with their hands up. Some people came out with their hands in zip-ties. They looked inebriated and uncooperative, say witnesses.

While the SWAT situation has ended, the roads are still blocked. West bound traffic is being diverted at Oak Park avenue and east bound traffic is being diverted at Sayre avenue.


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