- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) - A man armed with a handgun has been arrested near a wastewater treatment facility northwest of Chicago.

Elgin police responded after 911 callers reported a possible hostage situation and said a man was attempting to shut down water equipment.

The incident took place Wednesday at the Fox River Water Reclamation District facility.

Police spokesman Cmdr. Dan O’Shea says officers fired a “less lethal ammunition round” when the man refused to surrender. O’Shea described the round as being similar to a rubber bullet.

The suspect was arrested and taken to a hospital.

O’Shea said it was not immediately clear whether there was an actual hostage.


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