Man hospitalized after threatening woman with gun, barricading self in Bronzeville apartment: police

The woman escaped out the back door when the man was distracted, police say.

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A 46-year-old man barricaded himself inside an apartment in the 5000 block of South Michigan Avenue, June 25, 2020.

Sun-Times file

A man who allegedly threatened a woman with a gun Thursday was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation after an hours-long standoff with police in Bronzeville on the South Side.

The man was arguing with a woman about 2:45 a.m. when he grabbed a gun and threatened her inside an apartment, Chicago police said.

The woman, 41, was able to escape out the back door of the apartment in the 5000 block of South Michigan Avenue when the man, 46, was distracted, police said.

She called police, who sent a SWAT team and surrounded the home, police said.

The man exited the apartment about 6:20 a.m. and surrendered to police. He was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation, police said.

No charges have been filed.

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