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Barricade Situation Ends in Death

By Tim State in News on May 31, 2009 11:40PM

Police negotiators tried to resolve a barricade situation in Chicago’s Northside yesterday, but their 12 hour efforts were to no avail. Police were originally called to a home in the 3600 block of North Tripp Avenue shortly after 7 a.m. responding to a report that a man was threatening to kill himself.

SWAT team members eventually entered the home shortly after 8 p.m. when the negotiating team could not make contact with the man. Upon entry, he was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man was reportedly terminally ill.

A dog, also in the home, was not injured in the incident, but was taken to an animal hospital. [S-T]