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Winnetka suspect surrenders after overnight barricade

A suspect surrendered peacefully following a SWAT standoff that lasted for several hours in Winnetka.
March 18, 2014 5:31:27 AM PDT
A female suspect has surrendered peacefully following a SWAT standoff that lasted for several hours in Winnetka.

Authorities say the incident began just after 10 p.m. Monday at a home near Mason Avenue and Hart Street. Police believed the woman was armed and possibly suicidal.

Several homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, the woman was taken into custody without further incident. She was taken to a local hospital to be examined.

Police say a gun was found inside the home. According to a family member, the suspect was a former member of law enforcement.


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