[UPDATE] Residents Evacuated as Police Respond to Homewood Domestic Conflict
The domestic disturbance on the 1700 block of Linden Road which prompted an intense police response ended peacefully two hours later, according to reports.
Last update: July 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Homewood police arrived at the scene on the 1700 block of Linden Road just before 10:30 a.m. to a domestic argument in which weapons were reported to possibly be involved, according to a press release from the Homewood Police Department.
According to the release, one of the man's family members exited the home early on. Police attempted to contact the remaining family member, but to no avail, according to the report.
The man inside has a known condition which has resulted in prior conflict, but this is the most severe case to date, according to an anonymous source with intimate knowledge of the situation.
Police established a perimeter around the home and evacuated neighbors from their houses, according to the report. The release said the South Suburban Emergency Response Team was called in for backup as attempts to contact the man inside continued.
According to the release, after two hours of attempting to contact the man inside, he peacefully surrendered to the police and was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
While nobody was injured, one police officer was treated for heat related illness, according to the release.
An investigation by Homewood Detectives is still pending, according to the release.