File Photo | Credit: Huntley Police Department

An officer fired a shot at a 31-year-old man after the suspect fired a BB gun at officers and brandished a knife when officers tried arresting him in Huntley Friday afternoon.

The Huntley Police Department responded around 1:04 p.m. Friday to the 10000 block of Ashley Street for an “out of control” person call.

Huntley Deputy Police Chief Linda Hooten said the residents called 911 for help with their 31-year-old son.

Officers arrived and tried to make contact but the male barricaded himself in the house.

He displayed a look-a-like gun, which was reported to be a BB gun, and began shooting at the officers.

Officers, with the assistance of a social worker, attempted to de-escalate the situation.

Those attempts were unsuccessful and the man continued to shoot at the officers from multiple points in the home, Hooten said.

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Officers attempted to enter the house and the man brandished a knife before reportedly approaching the officers in a threatening manner.

The man refused to comply with orders and “posed a danger to himself, the officers on scene, and the community,” Hooten said.

The officers attempted to gain control of the man using less-than-lethal, including a taser and PepperBall rounds.

An officer then fired a shot from his duty pistol at the man but missed. No one was hit by the round.

The man was taken into custody and transported to the hospital with minor injuries and for psychological evaluation. Charges are pending further investigation.

The McHenry County Major Investigation Team was called to assist in conducting an investigation into the incident.

Hooten said this is an ongoing investigation and additional details were not available for release.