Hostage Situation closed Ashland Avenue
Chicago Police and SWAT team closed Ashland avenue at Roosevelt Road this Friday morning due to an apparent domestic hostage situation. It ended without any injuries, police said. The hostage situation began after police officers were sent to a building near Ashland Avenue and Hastings Street about 3:16 a.m., after they received a call about a domestic dispute. Sargent Schwarze on the scene reported, three persons that were hiding in bedrooms were taken to the area police station along with a 38 caliper revolver. Sargent Schwarze said a man in the building refused to open a door to allow the officers inside. The incident was classified as a hostage situation. Over five hours cars and buses were rerouted around Ashland ave.