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    Knife-Wielding Man In Elgin Triggers SWAT And Collaborative Crisis Services Unit

    A knife-wielding Elgin man who had threatened several people eventually barricaded himself an an apartment Wednesday, requiring the involvement of Elgin’s SWAT and Collaborative Crisis Services Unit.

    According to a police report, at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Elgin police were called to the area of 75 Willard Avenue where an adult male was threatening multiple individuals with a knife.

    As officers arrived, the subject retreated into a residence, barricading themselves inside. Officers shut down Willard Avenue from Bode Road to Chicago Street and otherwise secured the immediate area.

    SWAT, the Collaborative Crisis Services Unit and the Negotiations Team arrived at the scene and communication with the subject was established. Negotiations lasted multiple hours until the suspect was taken safely into custody.

    The investigation is continuing and EPD provided no further information at this time.

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