Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Four remaining hostages who had been held captive for nearly 21 hours have been rescued, and two suspects who engaged in a standoff with police in south suburban Harvey have been taken into custody Wednesday morning.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said officers entered the home at 147th and Robey shortly before 9:30 a.m. and rescued two women and two children from a second floor bedroom. The two suspects who had been holding them hostage did not surrender willingly, but were taken into custody without any shots being fired.
The sheriff said, after the remaining hostages were brought out of the house, “the entire neighborhood was just cheering wildly.”
“There was just a collective sigh of relief from everybody when we got those last ones out of there,” he added. “Obviously, this was very volatile for a long time.”
Dart said the hostages were not hurt, but were obviously traumatized by their ordeal.
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