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Man Threatened Family Members Inside Crystal Lake Home

CRYSTAL LAKE (STMW) -- A northwest suburban man was arrested Saturday after wielding a gun and threatening family members, who barricaded themselves inside a room to escape him.

Officers responded to a domestic dispute at a single family home in the 400 block of Kelly Lane about 5 p.m., Crystal Lake police said. A man with a gun was threatening four other occupants, who barricaded themselves in a room while waiting for police officers to arrive.

Officers began speaking with Michael J. Walls, 45, who was seen holding a semi-automatic pistol while inside the home, Crystal Lake police said.

Walls surrendered to police and was arrested about 6:40 p.m., Crystal Lake police said. No one was injured.

Walls was charged with domestic battery, unlawful restraint, three counts of felony aggravated assault to a peace officer, and misdemeanor aggravated assault, Crystal Lake police said.

Walls is being held on $50,000 bond at the McHenry County Jail.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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