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SWAT Responds After Woman Barricades Herself in Apartment Near Lake Shore Campus

Mary Chappell | The PhoenixSWAT responded to a residence in the 6000 block of North Winthrop Avenue after a woman having a mental health crisis barricaded herself in a residence.

A woman was taken to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation early Jan. 16 after she threatened social workers who were checking on her with a knife and barricaded herself in her Edgewater Beach residence the day before, police said.

SWAT teams were called to the 6000 block of North Winthrop Avenue in Edgewater Beach — just over a half-mile south of Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus — after the woman barricaded herself in a residence Jan. 15, police said.

Social workers were checking up on the woman, 54, who was experiencing a mental health crisis when she threatened them with a knife, according to Officer Michelle Tannehill of the Chicago Police Department’s Office of News Affairs.

Parts of North Winthrop Avenue and North Glenlake Avenue (pictured) were closed near the scene.
Mary Chappell | The Phoenix

The woman then barricaded herself in the residence and police were called to the scene about 1:45 p.m. Jan. 15.

The incident ended just before 7 a.m. Jan. 16, police said.

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