Police Rush To Trump Tower Over Major Emergency

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On Wednesday, a firearm scare led to the police mobilizing outside Trump Tower in Chicago.

According to the Chicago police, the incident in question did not result in any injuries, but one person was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The Police previously noted that certain portions of the roadway around Trump Tower were blocked.

A station anchor at WFLD in Chicago reported that while there was no information about what had caused the widespread response, those walking or driving in the area should expect to find certain roads and areas closed.

The Chicago Police Department also put out a tweet from the incident noting that SWAT officers had arrived in the area in response to a domestic-related incident, which they believed would not cause any public harm.

Two law enforcement sources also revealed to the Chicago Sun-Times that the woman had entered the building at around 11:25 a.m. carrying a rifle. From the current information, it is believed that the incident is domestic and has no links to terrorism.

The police radio traffic also reported that officers answered a call to the apartment on the building’s 27th floor, where the suspect claimed that she had been tired of facing abuse at the hands of her husband.

Katie Aparicio, an office tenant in Accenture Tower on West Madison Avenue in Chicago, told Newsweek that she had received an email safety alert at approximately 12:27 p.m. The alert noted that an individual inside Trump Tower had a firearm because of a domestic-related incident, which caused the building to be closed off.