Des Plaines man faces multiple charges after armed standoff
A 28-year-old Des Plaines man is facing multiple felony charges stemming from an armed standoff Sunday in which police say he threatened to shoot officers who interfered with his plans to kill himself.
Matthew Weber-Mixon, of the 300 block of Oxford Road, is charged with four counts of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, unlawful use of a weapon for possessing a sawed-off shotgun, obstructing a peace officer, and cruel treatment to animal, police said Monday.
According to a police report, officers were called to Weber-Mixon's home about 9:30 a.m. Sunday in response to a suicidal suspect. The Des Plaines Police Department's Tactical Response Team was activated and responded to the scene after Weber-Mixon threatened to shoot officers, police said.
After lengthy negotiations and the use of pepper spray, Weber-Mixon surrendered, according to police.
Police said he was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for a psychiatric evaluation then taken to the police department for further investigation.
Weber-Mixon is being held without bail after a court appearance Monday morning, police said. He's next scheduled to appear in court Oct. 8.
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