A wanted Chicago man was taken into custody following a nearly ten-hour-long standoff in Algonquin that ended after a SWAT team tear-gassed the man.
The incident began around 10:53 a.m. Wednesday after the Algonquin Police Department was called to the Holiday Inn Express, 2595 Bunker Hill Drive in Algonquin, for a report of suspicious activity.
Algonquin Deputy Police Chief Ryan Markham said officers learned that a guest of the hotel, identified as LaBurron Jackson, was wanted on a felony arrest warrant.
Officers attempted to contact Jackson but he refused to answer the door of his hotel room and indicated that he would resist officers’ attempts to take him into custody, Markham said.
Police did not know whether or not Jackson, 37, of Chicago, was armed.
Members of the Algonquin Police Department secured the scene and had Jackson contained to his hotel room, Markham said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Team responded and assisted with tactical operations and negotiations.
Due to the proximity of the incident to Harry D. Jacobs High School, District 300 administration was notified by police.
The school district sent an email to parents saying that the school had entered a “shelter in place” as a precautionary measure.
McHenry County SWAT negotiators and social workers spoke with Jackson for several hours in an attempt to persuade him to surrender himself.
“When those negotiations resulted in Jackson’s repeated refusal to surrender himself, chemical irritants were deployed into the room by members of McHenry County SWAT,” Markham said.
Jackson was taken into custody around 8:12 p.m. Wednesday. Markham said Jackson was wanted on a parole violation warrant for sexual exploitation of a minor.
Jackson was provided medical attention for his exposure to the chemical irritants and transported to the McHenry County Jail.
No members of the public or law enforcement were harmed during the incident. Further charges against Jackson are pending.