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Article updated: 9/15/2013 6:09 PM

Des Plaines police use pepper spray after threat

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By Daily Herald report

Des Plaines police used pepper spray Sunday morning to subdue a resident who threatened to shoot officers after he called the police department saying he was suicidal.

Officers responding to the call about 9:30 a.m. used "lengthy" negotiations and ultimately pepper spray to get the man to surrender, according to a news release sent by the Des Plaines Police Department.

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No police officers were injured and the man was transported to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

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