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911 call on North Side leads to SWAT response

(CHICAGO) SWAT teams were called to an incident in the Old Town neighborhood on the North Side Sunday afternoon.

At 2:39 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call about a female crying for help in the 300 block of West Evergreen, according to Chicago Police. The incident was over by 8:30 p.m. Sunday. 

The residents inside a building left on their own at 8:09 p.m., police said. No one was in custody and charges were not pending.

SWAT teams were calls out of an abundance of caution and because SWAT teams were called out to the same address a week prior, police said.

Firefighters respond to blaze at Noble Horse Theatre -UPDATE

Several carriages were burned in a fire at the Noble Horse Theatre early Friday.

Sam Charles~Sun-Times Media

(CHICAGO) No horses were injured in a fire at Noble Horse Theatre on the Near North Side early Friday.

Firefighters responded to a horse stable fire about 1:10 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick, according to Fire Media Affairs. The blaze was struck out about 30 minutes later.

A firefighter on the scene said about four horses that were kept in a different part of the building were not exposed to smoke or fire.

More than a half dozen burned horse carriages could be seen outside the theatre as firefighters worked to put out the flames.

Officials said Friday morning that the cause of the fire remains under investigation but is believed to have been accidental.

According to its website, The Noble Horse Theatre stages theatrical performances of plays featuring several breeds of horses and has the capacity for up to 50 horses.

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