16-hour armed standoff ends peacefully at Morton Grove home

A 16-hour armed standoff ended peacefully Tuesday morning after police tried arresting a man for domestic battery in Morton Grove.

The man, 51, was arrested about 9:15 a.m. and taken to a hospital for a "checkup," Morton Grove Police Commander Paul Yaras said in an email.

"No shots were fired and the situation did end relatively peacefully," Yaras said.

The standoff began around 5 p.m. Monday in the 8900 block of Oriole Avenue when the man took out a shotgun as officers approached the home, Yaras said in a separate statement.


The man pointed the gun out of windows several times overnight, he said. A family member inside the home escaped unharmed, Yaras said.

For hours, police tried and failed to speak with the man inside the home, Yaras said. Police used "various methods" to remove him from the home, including "chemical irritants," but were unsuccessful, Yaras said.