Gurnee barricade situation ends after man taken from hotel
A police standoff at a Gurnee hotel ended peacefully after several hours Friday.
The ordeal occurred at the FairBridge Inn Express, 3740 Grand Ave. No one was hurt.
The standoff began after officers discovered the owner of a vehicle in the hotel parking lot was wanted on a felony warrant, Gurnee police said in a news release. The warrant had been issued by a different agency, Gurnee police spokeswoman Shawn Gaynor said, but details were unavailable.
Officers found the car's owner in a hotel room about 9 a.m., told him he was under arrest and ordered him to leave the room.
But the man, whose name wasn't released by police, refused. He retreated into the room and implied he had a weapon, the news release said.
After the man barricaded himself in the room, officers surrounded the hotel. They also cleared the hotel of guests and employees, hotel manager Sunny Desai said.
"They kept everyone out," Desai said.
Police officers from the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System were part of the team on the scene. Officers blocked a lane of Grand Avenue and set up at an adjoining car wash as part of their response.
After speaking with negotiators for several hours, the man surrendered about 12:30 p.m. He was wheeled out of the hotel on a gurney and taken to a hospital by ambulance for evaluation, police said.
The case remained under investigation Friday afternoon and no charges had been filed.