Person in custody after barricading self in University Village apartment

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A hostage negotiator and an officer respond to a barricade situation Thursday night at an apartment in the University Village neighborhood. Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

A person was taken into custody Thursday night after barricading himself inside an apartment in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.

Officers respondedabout 7:30 p.m. to reports ofa male barricading himself inside the apartment in the 1400 block of West Taylor Street, according to Chicago Police. He was ultimately taken into custody after a nearly two-hour standoff.

It was not immediately known why the male barricaded himself in the residence, or how the report of the incident initially came in, police said.

The incident happened near the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.

A SWAT team responds to a barricade situation Thursday night in the University Village neighborhood. Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

A SWAT team responds to a barricade situation Thursday night in the University Village neighborhood. Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

A SWAT officer takes his gear off following a barricade situation Thursday night in the 1400 block of West Taylor. Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

A SWAT officer takes his gear off following a barricade situation Thursday night in the 1400 block of West Taylor. Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

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