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Elgin man charged after 7-hour standoff with police

Mace D. Davis | Elgin police

A northwest suburban man is facing misdemeanor charges after holing himself up in his Elgin home for about seven hours into early Saturday after police were called to a domestic disturbance.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, a woman called for help saying 57-year-old Mace D. Davis had threatened her with a gun inside the home in the 200 block of National Street, according to Elgin police. The woman got out safely by the time officers arrived.

A SWAT team responded, and Davis told police over the phone that he was armed with knives and would release a vicious dog against them if they tried to touch him, police allege.

Officers eventually located him in an adjacent unit in the building and used “less lethal sponge munitions to incapacitate him,” police said. He was arrested just after midnight.

Davis was taken to a hospital for evaluation and later released into police custody. He was charged with aggravated assault of a person over 60, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct — all misdemeanors.

Davis was scheduled to appear in Kane County bond court Sunday.