DeKALB – A confrontation that led to police spending hours in the neighborhood near the intersection of Haish Boulevard and Bush Street was resolved about 2:15 p.m. Monday, police said.
DeKalb police responded to a call about 9:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Haish Boulevard on Monday morning, DeKalb police Cmdr. Craig Woodruff said.
“We responded for a mental health problem,” Woodruff said. The call warned officers a man inside the home could be armed.
“We did not believe there was any danger to the public at that time, but because of those circumstances, that’s when the [Special Operations Team] rolls out,” Woodruff said.
The special operations team – composed of specially trained offers from DeKalb, Sycamore, DeKalb County Sheriff and Northern Illinois University police – responded.
For about the next five hours, police engaged in a standoff with the resident, which ultimately ended peacefully. At one point, officers tossed a microphone into the house to communicate with the man inside.
“We always respond with an abundance of caution,” Woodruff said.