Chicago standoff ends peacefully after 6 hours

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Posted: Dec 05, 2011 11:44 PM
Chicago standoff ends peacefully after 6 hours

Federal authorities say a nearly six-hour standoff with police that affected public transportation on Chicago's North Side is over after three people peacefully surrendered.

Authorities say the standoff started with the arrest of a man in a firearms investigation on Monday afternoon. Three people then barricaded themselves in a building after agents tried to question them.

U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Thomas Ahern says the standoff ended just before 10 p.m.

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According to police, authorities at the scene were trying to negotiate a safe outcome.

No injuries were reported.

The Chicago Transit Authority stopped some trains and rerouted others in the area.