UPDATE: Bartlett police says the situation involving a Barricaded subject is resolved. A man, whose identity was not initially released, fatally shot himself at the scene before 4:00 p.m.
The situation on Gardenia has been resolved. The neighborhood is safe. Bartlett PD continues to investigate. Thank you for your patience
— Bartlett IL PD (@bartlettpd) January 24, 2017
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Bartlett police responded about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a person shot, and an armed, barricaded suspect inside a single-family home in the block of 700 Gardenia Lane.
A female resident suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound inside her home and then reported the incident to her neighbor, according to Bartlett Police Department. When police arrived on the scene they noticed natural gas was flowing from the residence.
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) January 24, 2017
Bartlett police activated a Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) response because of the armed barricaded suspect refusing to communicate with the police, and the apparent threat involving natural gas.
The gas company shut off the gas supply to the immediate neighborhood to stop the gas flow at the scene.
Bartlett police sent out a CodeRed “reverse 9-1-1” emergency telephone notification to residents in the area.
Sycamore Trails Elementary School, about 1,000 feet north of the crime scene, was placed on a secure building status as a precaution for a short time. Bartlett police also communicated with School District U46 administrators to provide updates.
“Throughout the day, students and staff (at Sycamore Trails Elementary School) have been safe and teaching and all school operations continued as normal within the building. There was no danger to the school. At this time people can now enter and exit the building but, as a precautionary measure, there will be no outside recess. Messages have been sent to parents at Sycamore Trails.”
— District U46 Facebook Page
The situation is ongoing, and heavily armed police are in the area with NIPAS armored vehicles and a NIPAS command vehicle as part of the NIPAS response.
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