Officers and medical professionals secured the scene of an “emotionally disturbed” person trapped inside Evanston’s home on Friday night, including a firearm, Evanston Police said.
Late this afternoon, police officers “break into” a private apartment on the 900 block of Michigan Avenue, police said in a statement late Friday.
The person is “Away” and the area is now safe. Roads were reopened and police cleared the scene. A small police presence remained as the investigation continued.
No shots were fired, but a soft lockdown was put in place at the nearby Lincoln Elementary School as a precautionary measure, as there were firearms in the home and the individual’s emotional state was assessed.
The lockdown was then extended to include all Evanston K-12 schools and nursery schools after a police investigation indicated the person may have broken into the downtown area.
Although no shelter-in-place orders have been issued and police do not consider the public to be in danger, members of the community are encouraged to contact Evanston Police to report any safety concerns or suspicious activity. It is recommended. statement.
Initial investigations indicated that those involved may have fled the scene or returned to their units in the building before officers arrived.
Police previously tweeted that the ordeal began around 3:30 p.m. at an apartment at the Michigan Avenue address.
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