We didn’t know what was happening, but our building’s entire front entrance spent hours blocked off as police (some armored and many armed more heavily than normal) confronted a man barricaded into his apartment in a building near us. Thank you for praying over the situation if you saw our earlier posts. Here are a couple pictures of events earlier unfolding, the view from our 920 W. Wilson address looking East toward Wilson / Hazel in the first photo, directly across Wilson in the second photo. According to the Chicago Tribune, the police did in the end decide to force their way into the apartment and the man was taken away by ambulance (we believe uninjured).
UPDATE: One reader of our (rather minimalist, sorry) Wilson Station Face Book page lives in the Wilson Windsor Apartments, the building where this happened. She says the man was a war veteran whom the police pepper-sprayed in the process of removing him from the room.
(Earlier from the Chicago Tribune): Police were called to the scene of a disturbance involving a man holed up inside a North Side apartment building, possibly armed with a machete in Uptown this evening.
The incident is at the Wilson Windsor apartments in the 900 block of West Wilson Avenue, according to preliminary police reports.
Police were called to the scene about 3:50 p.m. for a disturbance and discovered the man holed up is possibly armed with a machete, according to police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.
A witness told the Tribune that multiple police officers, including those from SWAT, are in the area as well as a helicopter. Wilson is blocked in both directions east of Sheridan Road, according to the witness.