Man charged with barricading himself inside South Chicago home

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A man is facing charges after he barricaded himself inside a South Chicago neighborhood home for more than four hours Tuesday night.

Martell Mitchum, 31, faces misdemeanor counts of violation of an order of protection, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of a firearm without a valid FOID, according to Chicago Police.

SWAT officers responded when Mitchum barricaded himself inside the house at 7:03 p.m. in the 8400 block of South Luella, police said.

He was taken into custody about 11:35 p.m. and taken to St. Bernard Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, police said. No injuries were reported.

Mitchum, who lives on the same block, is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 21 at Branch 62-2 at 555 W. Harrison St.

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