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Suspect In Custody After 12-Hour Barricade On NW Side

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A man who barricaded himself inside a car for 12 hours overnight in the Northwest Side Edison Park neighborhood is in police custody.

Officers responded about 11:37 p.m. Tuesday to a call of a "distraught male" in a vehicle in the 6500 block of North Onarga, according to Chicago Police. It was not immediately known if he was armed.

The suspect was in custody as of about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said. No injuries were reported.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi declined to confirm reports that the suspect was an off-duty or former officer, saying the suspect's employment was not a factor in the incident.

He was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, Guglielmi said.

Onarga was closed to traffic and drivers were diverted off Harlem between Devon and Touhy for the duration of the barricade situation.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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