Domestic-related Barricade Situation on Tomahawk Triggers CodeRED, Resolved Peacefully

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Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- What police described as an “on-going domestic-related barricade situation in the 400 block of Tomahawk Street” triggered a CodeRED alert Saturday morning. Park Forest police were able to resolve the situation peacefully with no reported injuries and a suspect taken into custody.

Saturday morning at approximately 4:30 a.m., Park Forest Police officers responded to a call of a domestic disturbance at a home in the 400 block of Tomahawk Street, according to a statement. In the course of that investigation, a man allegedly made statements from inside the home indicating he was armed and would harm persons at the scene and appeared to not allow a female resident to leave, according to the statement.

“The South Suburban Emergency Response Team and other partners,” according to a 10:00 a.m. statement from police, “are on scene. We can’t provide additional information at this time.”

“Please avoid the area,” police said.

Police reported a large police presence at Talala School that was not related to the school. Police used the school as a staging area for the ongoing situation on Tomahawk Street.

“All non-emergency personnel avoid the area,” police said.

At 10:30 a.m., police updated their statement on social media to the effect that they had a suspect in custody but that emergency personnel would remain on the scene “for a time,” the statement said.

Police issued an updated statement at approximately 11 a.m. on social media:

This morning at approximately 4:30 a.m., Park Forest Police Officers responded to a call of a domestic disturbance at a home on the 400 block of Tomahawk St. In the course of that investigation, a suspect made statements from inside the home indicating he was armed and would harm persons at the scene and appeared to not allow a female resident to leave.

The South Suburban Emergency Response Team was notified and responded. At approximately 10:30 a.m., the situation was resolved following the female resident exiting the home and the male suspect later surrendering. He is now in custody, and the investigation continues.

A CodeRed alert was sent to residents in the area, and alerts were provided using social media.

We would like to thank the members of the South Suburban Emergency Response Team, the Park Forest Fire Department, the Cook County Department of Homeland Security, the Will County Sheriff’s Department, MABAS 24, and the Chicago Police Department Air Unit who provided support in some way. We also thank Talala School for opening the building to assist with staging. And of course, we acknowledge the hard work of our Park Forest Police Officers as well. All were integral is this best outcome of a difficult situation.

Park Forest Police Department

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