Lake in the Hills standoff ends peacefully

Updated 8/19/2014 11:29 AM

A suicidal man is in custody after barricading himself in a house in the 100 block of Deerpath Road in Lake in the Hills on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

A teenage boy was in the house at the time, but police were able to get the boy out while negotiating with the man, according to a news release.

Police were called at 3:10 p.m., and residents were notified via the Nixle and McHenry County reverse 911 alert systems to stay in their homes during the standoff.

The man gave himself up, and police gave residents the all-clear sign around 6 p.m., the release said.

The McHenry County sheriff's office Special Weapons and Tactics team, Algonquin police, the Marengo police K-9 unit and the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department assisted.

Charges are pending against the man, according to the news release.

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