Person hospitalized after barricading self in store with bag of knives

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2300 block of East 79th Street | Google Maps

A person was hospitalized after barricading himself inside a South Shore neighborhood store Friday afternoon with a bag of knives.

The male “ran into a store with a bag containing knives” about 9:10 a.m. in the 2300 block of East 79th Street, according to Chicago Police. SWAT officers were called after he barricaded himself inside.

He taken into custody without incident about 4:20 p.m., police said. There were no hostages or any other people inside the building with him, and no injuries have been reported.

The male was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where he underwent a mental evaluation and was involuntarily admitted, police said.


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