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Man arrested after barricading himself with 1-year-old child in Cragin

The man was taken into custody in the 5400 block of West Fullerton Avenue after a stand-off with a police SWAT team.

A teen was hurt in a shooting Jan. 12, 2022, in Englewood.
A 23-year-old man was arrested May 12, 2021, afer having a stand-off with SWAT in Cragin.
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A man was arrested Wednesday morning after he barricaded himself with a 1-year-old boy for about three hours in Cragin on the Northwest Side.

Neighbors heard the 23-year-old man and his 19-year-old girlfriend arguing in an apartment in the 5400 block of West Fullerton Avenue and called the police. When officers arrived, the girlfriend came out of the apartment but the man told them he had a gun and would begin shooting, police said.

Officers were told the girlfriend’s 1-year-old son was with the man.

Police requested a SWAT unit and about 1:50 a.m., the man first let the child leave the apartment, then surrendered and was arrested, police said. The girlfriend came back to the scene, and was taken to Community First Hospital with bruises to the face.

The Illinois Department of Child and Family Services was contacted. Charges were pending.