A heavy police presence was seen around a residence off Lewis Avenue in Waukegan Tuesday as a SWAT team responds to a “domestic incident.”
The incident began around 8 a.m. Tuesday at a house in the 1800 block of West Ridgeland Avenue in Waukegan.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Brian Mullen said a suspect battered three adult victims.
Two of the victims were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released, Mullen said.
The suspect retreated into the home when officers arrived and refused to come out, leading to an ongoing standoff.
The Waukegan Police Department shut down both directions of vehicle traffic on Ridgeland Avenue just east of Lewis Avenue.
School officials for multiple schools in the area — Whittier Elementary, Edith Smith Middle School and Glenwood Elementary — said they were aware of the incident.
The incident was not impacting any of the school buildings and police do not believe there is any threat to the schools.
Multiple residents told Lake and McHenry County Scanner they spotted the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System Emergency Services Team responding to the scene.
The Emergency Services Team is a SWAT team that responds to standoff, hostage and other high-risk scenes.
The scene remains active as of 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, more than five hours after the situation began.