Police: Man gives up after barricading himself in attic

2012-10-24T19:30:00Z Police: Man gives up after barricading himself in atticTimes Staff nwitimes.com
October 24, 2012 7:30 pm  • 

CALUMET CITY | A man wanted on two warrants is in custody after he barricaded himself in the attic of a Freeland Avenue home Wednesday when U.S. Marshals came to arrest him, police said.

The man, whose name, age and hometown are not available, was wanted on a theft warrant from Indiana and an aggravated battery warrant from Chicago, Police Chief Ed Gilmore said. Calumet City police were asked to assist in the situation in the 500 block of Freeland Avenue, he said.

Gilmore said the situation began around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday and the man finally came out about 20 minutes later. No one was injured in the incident.

Gilmore said other people were in the home initially but came out. About seven police squads were on the scene, blocking off traffic at Freeland Avenue and Memorial Drive.

U.S. Marshals from the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force handled the case.

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