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Man apprehended after more than hour-long standoff

WOODSTOCK – A man who threatened to hurt himself with a knife will not be charged following a more than hour-long standoff in Woodstock, according to police.

Deputies from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office as well as members of the Woodstock and McHenry police departments responded to the 800 block of Oak Street at around 9:30 a.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance.

Officers later learned that a 22-year-old man had fled the area and was armed with a knife, according to a press release. He was located in the 800 block of West Avenue a short time later, where he threatened to harm himself.

The man was taken into custody at around 10:45 a.m. after the use of non-lethal force, police said. Officers from the sheriff’s office and McHenry used beanbag guns and Tasers to apprehend the subject.  

He was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.


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