Standoff Resolved in Downtown Arlington Heights

The Arlington Heights Police Department informed residents around 8 p.m. Saturday night that a close to three hour standoff in downtown Arlington Heights had concluded.

A close to three-hour emergency situation was resolved with no injuries Saturday night by Arlington Heights Police and area S.W.A.T. and NIPAS Emergency Services Teams. 

Arlington Heights Police Captain Ken Galinski told the media at a press conference Saturday night that a 38-year-old man fired 2-3 gunshots inside his apartment at 151 W. Wing Street Saturday night.

The man's mother, who was visiting at the time, reported it to police and was able to get out of the residence. Galinski said the man did not fire the gun and he did not know why the man had fired it.

The man then barricaded himself in the residence until he eventually surrendered to authorities, and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

Galinski said the man lived alone and his mother had come over because he had said was not feeling well.

EARLIER REPORT: Saturday, May 4, 8:08 P.M.

The emergency situation that occurred in downtown Arlington Heights that started after 5 p.m. Saturday has ended, according to an alert from the Arlington Heights Police Department received after 8 p.m.. 

Unconfirmed reports state that one man is in custody. 

During the close to three-hour emergency situation at the Wing Street Condominiums, 151 W. Wing Street, roughly 20 S.W.A.T team members wearing full body armor and carrying assault rifles, in addition to members of the NIPAS Emergency Services Team were on the scene. 

Vince Pecora, said his fiancée was in their apartment, 200 W. Campbell Street, before 6 p.m. and reported hearing two 'pops.' She texted Pecora that police were everywhere.

Pecora's building is located across a courtyard from 151 W.Wing Street, he said. 

"She’s shaken up, I couldn’t get to her when it was going on," Pecora said.

Click here to read the Arlington Heights Patch.com report as the hostage/barricade situation was unfolding.  

Editor's Note: Brian Slupski, associate regional editor at Patch.com and Lisa Labuda, regional advertising manager at Patch.com contributed to this report. 


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