Police arrest machete-wielding man in Uptown

Chicago police arrested a man who reportedly wielded a machete and barricaded himself inside an apartment in Uptown.

Here is the story from NBC-5 Chicago:

A man who’d reportedly been wielding a machete was in police  custody Friday evening after a three-hour standoff with police in Chicago’s  Uptown neighborhood.

Police were called to the 900 block of West Wilson Avenue  shortly before 4 p.m. to a report that a man possibly wielding a machete had  barricaded himself inside an apartment, said police spokesman Daniel O’Brien,  citing preliminary information.

About 6:30 p.m., officers stormed into the apartment and took  the man  into custody, O’Brien said, adding the man was taken to the nearby  Weiss Memorial Hospital for a psychological examination.

Police said no one else was inside the apartment with the man  and no injuries were reported.

O’Brien could not immediately confirm whether the man  actually had a machete.

The standoff temporarily disrupted three Chicago Transit  Authority bus routes.



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