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Portage Park SWAT situation ends after hours-long standoff

The man shot a gun about 6:50 a.m. in the 5200 block of West Patterson Avenue, according to preliminary information from Chicago police. Afterwards, he retreated into the basement of a nearby house.

Chicago police SWAT units were outside a house in Portage Park Nov. 29, 2019, in response to a man who fired shots, then locked himself inside.
Chicago police SWAT units were outside a house in Portage Park Nov. 29, 2019, in response to a man who fired shots, then locked himself inside.
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A barricade situation in Portage Park Friday has been resolved after a nearly seven-hour standoff with police.

Chicago police SWAT units were called to the 5200 block of West Patterson Avenue about 6:50 a.m. after a man shot a gun outside, Chicago police said. Afterwards, he retreated into the basement of a nearby house.

A spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department said the house was cleared about 1:30p.m. A 30-year-old man was taken into police custody.

No injuries were reported, police said. No one else was believed to have been in the house with him.

Further details were not immediately available.

Officers were working to reopen streets in the area, police said.