West suburban man charged following barricade situation

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SHARE West suburban man charged following barricade situation

A west suburban man is accused of threatening a family member, which led to a barricade situation Wednesday at his Aurora Township home.

Eric Alexander, 29, is charged with felony unlawful restraint, misdemeanor aggravated assault, and two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct for the incident in the 700 block of Gary Avenue, according to the Kane County sheriff’s office.

Deputies were called to the home about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a domestic dispute involving Eric Alexander, his adult sister, and their parents, according to statement from the sheriff’s office.

Police claim Alexander threatened to hit his sister with a lead pipe and to shoot her if she left the home.

The sister and their parents were able to safely exit the home after Alexander went into the basement, police said. The sister thought he went down there to retrieve a shotgun.

An Aurora police officer who is a crisis negotiator convinced Alexander to exit the home after about 20 minutes of speaking to him, police said. The situation was resolved before a SWAT team arrived.

Neither the man’s parents, nor his sister were injured, police said. Deputies seized a lead pipe, shotgun and .22 caliber handgun from the home.

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