A man has been charged after he allegedly pushed and threatened his mother with a knife at a Wauconda residence last week, leading to a brief standoff with police that ended peacefully.
Frank Weinstein, 26, of Wauconda, was charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of aggravated assault.
The Wauconda Police Department and Wauconda Fire District responded around 5 p.m. October 11 to a residence in the 200 block of Regency Court in Wauconda for a psychiatric evaluation.
Weinstein and his mother were having a verbal altercation inside, Wauconda Police Department Public Information Officer Heather Cognac said.
Weinstein allegedly pushed his mother, grabbed a knife and threatened her with it.
Weinstein’s mother was able to exit the residence and she called the police to report his son was threatening her and having a psychiatric issue, Cognac said.
Responding officers spoke to the mother and attempted to make contact with Weinstein, but he was too nervous to answer the door.
A brief standoff ensued that ended peacefully at around 5:35 p.m. when Weinstein met with officers in the garage, Cognac said.
Paramedics transported the man to a local hospital for treatment.
He was later released from the hospital on Wednesday and was charged in the incident, Cognac added.
Weinstein appeared in court on Thursday where Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak set his bond at $150,000.
Weinstein remains held at the Lake County Jail. He is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing next Wednesday.