Plainfield Man Barricades Self in Home, Surrenders to Police After Standoff

Police had the house in Plainfield's Whispering Woods subdivision surrounded for more than an hour.

A Plainfield man barricaded himself in his home and held police at bay for more than an hour before surrendering Tuesday afternoon.

The man was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora after he emerged from his house in Plainfield's Whispering Woods subdivision. He will not face criminal charges, police said.

Officers were sent to the man's house about 12:40 p.m. to check out a domestic disturbance.

"Upon arrival, officers made contact with the adult male resident who became extremely despondent, uncooperative and threatening," according to a statement released by the Plainfield Police Department.

"The officers were also able to make contact with and remove the adult female resident without incident," the statement said. "Officers immediately set up a secure perimeter surrounding the area based on the threatening nature of the comments made by the male as well as his failure to cooperate."

Officers fromJoliet, Shorewood and Romeoville assisted in surrounding the house.

The man left the house shortly before 2 p.m. and surrendered, police said.

"After his surrender, a Plainfield police entry team conducted a protective sweep of the residence securing the scene and ensuring there were no further occupants," police said.

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Lisa S. April 24, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Juts because an off duty officer carries a gun with him does not make him 'gun crazy'. Unlike dog trainers or car dealers as mentioned by Vicky, the police often run into angry people in social situations or even in supermarkets that they have arrested. They have the legal right to carry an off duty weapon, and should for their own safety. If they saw a robbery happening, or an assault, etc. they would jump in and help. Doing so unarmed is crazy. And if someone talks about guns with other officers while enjoying some down time that does not make him crazy either. Police officers count on their weapons to keep them and the public safe. Most of the ones I know are interested in what the newest and best weapon is...even if for no other reason than the next bad guy may be carrying it.
Lisa S. April 24, 2014 at 05:08 PM
BTW... I agree with many of the comments on mutual aid. It should be the exception, not the rule. What happens when those other towns are too busy to come out on something really big and really important? I don't know that Plainfield is so much short handed as it is short sighted. Training seems like a better fix.
PMilton Longfellow April 25, 2014 at 02:20 PM
How often is mutual aid activated, Lisa?
Lisa S. April 25, 2014 at 06:43 PM
PMilton....in Plainfield or in general?
PMilton Longfellow April 30, 2014 at 02:52 PM
Take your pick.


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