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Crime & Courts

DeKalb police respond to Gideon Court call

DeKALB – Police responded with overwhelming force to a report of a man who was brandishing a rifle at the Gideon Court Apartments, 1325 W. Lincoln Highway, at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Police arrived on the scene with rifles and ballistic shields because they didn't know what the man was going to do with the gun, DeKalb Police Lt. Jason Leverton said.

By the time police arrived, the man had taken his own life. The standoff ended with no bystanders or police hurt, Leverton said.

Anyone experiencing emotional distress or struggling with thoughts of suicide can call Suicide Prevention Services' 24-hour hotline at 800-784-2433.

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