SWAT standoff ends after 18 hours with arrest in Edgewater Beach

Police initially responded Friday afternoon to a call of an armed woman on Winthrop Avenue.

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Police respond to a barricaded person Jan. 15, 2021, in the 6100 block of North Winthrop Avenue.

Police respond to a barricaded person Jan. 15, 2021, in the 6100 block of North Winthrop Avenue.

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A woman was placed into custody Saturday morning at the end of an 18-hour standoff with a police SWAT team in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood.

She was arrested shortly about 6:55 a.m. in the 6100 block of North Winthrop Avenue, according to Chicago police spokesman Michael Carroll.

Police initially responded shortly after noon Friday to a call of a woman barricaded with a weapon, police said.

A SWAT team was called to the block and stayed there throughout the night.

The woman was not charged in connection with the incident, and was instead taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, police said.

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