A McHenry man was jailed Saturday on a variety of charges after a three-hour standoff that led to the closure of a section of Route 120.
Police said they were called to a disturbance on the 3400 block of West Elm Street (Route 120) about 3:11 a.m. to find several people in and around the entrance to the building.
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One man was found outside with nonlife threatening cuts from a knife he received during a fight with another person, police said. The man was treated at the scene and taken to McHenry Centegra Hospital.
Police identified the suspect as Jesse J. Ocampo, 22, whose address was listed as one of the units in the building. He had fled inside and scaled a wall onto the roof of the two-story building, according to police, but refused to come down, according to police.
Police said Ocampo still had the knife and began to threaten officers, while ripping porcelain roofing tiles from the building and throwing them at police and emergency vehicles.
According to the police account, Ocampo walked on the edge of the building "with no regard for his own safety" while continuing to threaten officers and challenging them to come get him.
The Northern Illinois Police Alarm System Emergency Services Team responded and a perimeter was established to protect residents and responders, police said. Route 120 was shut down between Riverside Drive and Richmond Road for the duration.
Police said Ocampo came down about 6:11 a.m. and was taken into custody without incident. He was taken to McHenry Centegra Hospital for treatment of self-inflicted injuries, police said.
Several emergency and private vehicles as well as the building were damaged, police said.
Ocampo was charged with two counts of criminal damage to state supported property and one count of criminal damage to property, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor criminal damage to property, battery, obstructing/resisting an officer and four counts of aggravated assault. Police said more charges could be forthcoming.
Ocampo was being held Saturday without bond at the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office website, A court date was scheduled for Monday.