An Antioch police officer takes cover with a rifle behind a squad car during a barricade situation in the 600 block of Hillside Avenue in Antioch Friday evening. | Photo: Chris Sturiano (Instagram @first_responder101)

A SWAT team found a gunman dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after the man allegedly pointed a rifle at officers, leading to a barricade situation in Antioch.

The incident began around 6:40 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Hillside Avenue in Antioch.

Village of Antioch Communication Manager Jim Moran said the Antioch Police Department responded to a report of a domestic disturbance inside a residence.

Officers were met by an armed male who pointed an AR-15 rifle at responding officers, Moran said.

The male then retreated inside the home with the weapon.

Antioch police officers staged outside the home and requested a response from the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) Emergency Services Team.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) was also activated, bringing in numerous police officers from the surrounding area.

The Antioch Fire Department was placed on standby in the area.

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Moran said several hours of attempted communication with the barricaded person was tried before the SWAT team made entry into the home.

The man was found unresponsive in the basement of the home with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, Moran said.

No one else was seriously injured in the situation, Moran added. Residents in the area were asked to shelter in place during the incident.

The investigation by Antioch Police Department is ongoing and there is no longer a threat to the public.