Standoff in South Loop rail yard ends peacefully - New York News

Standoff in South Loop rail yard ends peacefully

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Officers were able to talk a man down who was threatening to commit suicide near a South Loop rail yard Tuesday.

Amtrak police and Chicago Police responded about 11:30 a.m. to a man threatening suicide in the 1300 block of South Lumber Street, near a railroad yard, police said.

The situation was "brought to a peaceful conclusion" at 1:35 p.m., police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. The man was taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.

Amtrak spokesman Mark Magliari said Amtrak is responded to a "trespasser." Yard tracks in the immediate vicinity were shut down during the standoff, but passenger trains were not affected.

CTA temporarily rerouted the No. 12 Roosevelt and No. 18 16th/18th buses in both directions via Roosevelt, Canal, 18th and Clark.

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