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Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 8:50 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 9:50 a.m. CDT
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(M. Spencer Green)
Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the south suburb of Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

HARVEY – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb.

Dart says the two adults and two children still being held were freed Wednesday morning without a shot being fired. He says two suspects have been arrested.

The standoff began about 21 hours earlier when police in the small city responded to a neighbor's report of a possible burglary at the home.

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