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Man, 61, charged in SWAT standoff on NW Side

Leszek Kania escaped after a gas leak sent fumes through the home, and was arrested shortly after, police said.

A man was arrested following a barricade situation May 25, 2020, in the 3400 block of North Nagle Avenue.
A man was arrested following a barricade situation May 25, 2020, in the 3400 block of North Nagle Avenue.
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Charges have been filed after a man allegedly barricaded himself with two weapons on Memorial Day in a Northwest Side home.

Leszek Kania, 61, of Schorsch Village, faces two misdemeanor counts of firearm without a valid FOID and two misdemeanor counts of possessing ammunition with a valid FOID, according to Chicago police.

Officers were called at 6:30 a.m. to a domestic dispute in the 3400 block of North Nagle Avenue and spoke with a woman who said a man was inside the single-family home with a gun, police said. A SWAT team was called when the man refused to come out, police said.

He escaped after a gas leak sent fumes through the home, and was arrested shortly after, police said. Officers allegedly found two weapons.

Kania is due in court June 5.

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