A 41-year-old Bolingbrook man led Aurora police on a 34-minute chase early Friday morning and then barricaded himself in his vehicle for about 90 minutes before officers were able to take him into custody.
The man, who police have not publicly identified, was being evaluated Friday at an Aurora hospital and will face numerous felony charges in Kendall County when he is released.
Police said an Aurora sergeant spotted the man around 2:44 a.m. driving south on Hill Avenue near Fifth Avenue. When he checked the vehicle's license plate, the sergeant learned the registered owner was wanted on several warrants out of Kendall County.
The sergeant pulled the vehicle over at Hill and Goodwin Drive near the Kendall County line and after obtaining information from the driver and a 38-year-old female passenger, started walking back to his squad to continue his investigation.
The suspect then fled and lead police on a pursuit that continued through portions of Kane, Kendall. DuPage and Will counties.
Police said the man let his passenger out of the vehicle around 3:04 a.m. near Second Avenue and Ohio Street and continued on until he stopped at 3:21 a.m. on Ogden Avenue, just west of Waterford Drive.
During the pursuit, police learned the man may have been armed -- although it later turned out that wasn't true. Negotiators called the man's cellphone and he made several statements about harming himself.
He also was seen holding an object resembling a pistol to his head while inside his vehicle.
After about 30 minutes, the man left his vehicle holding his cellphone in one hand and refusing to obey officers' orders to take his other hand out of his pocket. He then got back into his vehicle.
By 3:57 a.m., special response teams from Aurora and Naperville used their armored vehicles to pin-in the man's car as negotiations continued.
At 4:48 a.m., the man again exited his vehicle but continued to refuse orders to show both of his hands. Less than two minutes later, a distraction device was successfully deployed toward the front of the man's car followed immediately by officers firing bean bags, which took the man to the ground.
An Aurora police canine was used to incapacitate him before officers took him into custody at 4:50 a.m.