Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Three-Hour Standoff on Geneva Drive, Palatine Ends Peacefully After NIPAS Special Teams Arrive

Palatine police responded about 10:30 AM Tuesday responded to a report of a man with a gun, 1300 North Geneva Drive Palatine, IL. Palatine police report criminal charges are expected against a 31-year-old man who barricaded himself, with a handgun, inside an apartment on the 1300 block of North Geneva Drive near Rand Road just west of Route 53 Tuesday.

A woman called 9-1-1 about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and told the Northwest Central Dispatch Systems dispatcher she had escaped from the apartment after being beaten by her boyfriend, who also had a gun, according to a Palatine Police Department news release. When police arrived, the man barricaded himself inside the apartment.

During negotiation with the man, police shut down Rand Road in both directions near the Windsor Court Condominium complex. The closure was a precaution for passing motorists that could otherwise be hit if stray gunfire occurred during the incident.

Palatine police negotiated with the man for more than three hours, then called the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) for assistance. Shortly after a large number of police members from NIPAS special teams arrived, the man surrendered without incident.

Police recovered a loaded, .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun from the scene, according to Palatine police.

Police have not released the identity of the man, but reported he is a felon who has previously been deported.

The incident caused some delays in afternoon school bus arrivals in the area.

Rand Road was re-opened at 2:45 p.m. Westbound traffic was forced off at the frontage road just west of Route 53 and was backed up to about Hintz Road.



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