Indian Head Park police responded about 6:32 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a home invasion at a townhouse in the block of 0-99 Briarwood Court. The residence is located just east of Blackhawk Park.
Initially there was some confusion about the time of the home invasion, as 7:32 p.m. has also been reported as a time of the incident.
The offender was described as a male/white, tall, athletic build, wearing a black ski mask and black clothing. The offender is reported to have used a butcher knife on a victim, and the butcher knife was found at the scene.
Neighbors have told local media that a woman and a child live in the house. There is also a report from neighbors that a pre-teen was injured with non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities sent out a reverse 9-1-1 text message alerting residents in the area.
REVERSE 9-1-1 TEXT ALERT
Home invasion on Briarwood in IHP w/injuries. Suspect is still at large. You are urged to lock their doors and keep outside lights on. Area police alerted.
— Indian Head Park Police (IHP)
As of Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. the offender is still at large. Indian Head Park police and Cook County Sheriff’s deputies were on the scene Wednesday night.
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) January 19, 2017
https://t.co/MHDUKRLckM Indian Head Park Home Invasion on Briarwood Ct Near Blackhawk Park; Offender Armed with Butcher Knife
— Cardinal News (@EarlyReport) January 19, 2017
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