CPD superintendent talks retired officer out of barricade

(CHICAGO) A retired Chicago Police officer who barricaded herself inside a South Shore neighborhood home Tuesday evening came out peacefully after meeting with CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson, police said.

Someone called police about 4:15 p.m. for a well-being check on the former officer, a woman in her 50s who was dealing with “personal hardships” at the home in the 7700 block of South Paxton, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

When officers arrived, she refused to come out and threatened to harm herself, he said.

SWAT team members responded along with negotiators, and the woman said she wanted to talk to Johnson, according to police.

Johnson left a community meeting downtown to go to the house about 8:30 p.m. He went inside to talk to the woman, who came outside with him about 9:40 p.m., Guglielmi said.

Johnson went with her to Rush University Medical Center, where she was being evaluated Tuesday night.

Multiple weapons were recovered at the scene, police said.