Armed woman taken into custody after prompting SWAT response at Trump Tower: police

She was taken to a hospital following an hourslong standoff Wednesday at the downtown skyscraper, according to Chicago police.

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SWAT officers responded to an armed woman Wednesday morning inside Trump Tower on the Near North Side.

SWAT officers responded to an armed woman Wednesday morning inside Trump Tower on the Near North Side.

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An armed woman was taken into custody Wednesday after walking into the Trump International Hotel and Tower and setting off an hourslong SWAT standoff at the downtown skyscraper.

She was allegedly brandishing a rifle when she entered the building at 401 N. Wabash Ave. around 11:25 a.m., according to two law enforcement sources. The incident was thought to be domestic in nature and wasn’t linked to terrorism.

Police radio traffic shows officers were called to an apartment on the 27th floor, where the woman allegedly went after saying “she was tired of being abused by her husband.”

She was taken into custody and brought to a hospital to be evaluated, Chicago police said. No injuries were reported, and there was no immediate threat to the public.

SWAT officers work the scene where an armed woman walked into Trump Tower at 401 N. Wabash Ave. Wednesday morning.

SWAT officers work the scene where an armed woman walked into Trump Tower at 401 N. Wabash Ave. Wednesday morning.

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