Standoff in Des Plaines Neighborhood Bordered by Rose Avenue, 1st Avenue, Thacker Street and 4th Avenue — Near Schimka Auto


Des Plaines police and firefighters responded about noon Thursday to the neighborhood of Rose Avenue, 1st Avenue, Thacker Street and 4th Avenue. The neighborhood has been in lockdown since about 1:30 p.m. as police responded to a psychiatric emergency.

Witnesses reported SWAT type vehicles arriving in the area about 1:30 p.m. with police wearing tactical gear and carrying long guns.

A second ambulance and a Battalion Chief were requested to the scene at about 5:16 p.m. Paramedics met a patient on 1st Avenue near Schimka Auto Wreckers.

One patient was transported to Lutheran General Hospital about 5:30 p.m.

Police had not responded to media requests for information, and there are no updates on the Des Plaines Police Department’s official Twitter account as of 5:40 p.m.

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