ROUND LAKE, Ailing. — A person holding a knife to a lady inside a Round Lake basement was shot by officers Tuesday night during a hostage situation, in response to police.
At around 6:35 p.m., Round Lake officers were dispatched to a house within the 700 block of North Park Road. A 911 caller told police they were needed but hung up before additional questions were asked.
Officers on the scene were told a lady within the basement of the house needed help.
Round Lake officers approached a basement door, where a 33-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman lived in a garden unit, and will hear what gave the impression of people, in response to police.
As officers attempted to make contact, a cop outside saw the person holding a knife to the lady’s neck from a basement window. Police said they tried to de-escalate the situation, however the man continued holding the knife to the lady and refused to let her go.
A regional SWAT team was dispatched to the scene. Members of the SWAT team also attempted to de-escalate the situation. In some unspecified time in the future, police said the person grew increasingly agitated and refused to drop the knife or follow any of the instructions.
Two members of the team fired their weapons, critically injuring the 33-year-old man. He is predicted to survive, police said.
Following the shooting, the SWAT team was in a position to rescue the lady. She sustained minor injuries.
The initial woman police encountered outside of the house was an acquaintance of the lady, who she attempted to contact while being attacked.
Two knives were collected from the scene and charges are pending against the person.
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