A SWAT team and numerous police departments responded and arrested a man armed with guns after he allegedly pointed a gun at his mother, leading to a standoff in Winthrop Harbor.
The Winthrop Harbor Police Department responded around 5:38 p.m. Monday to the 100 block of North Avenue for a domestic disturbance.
A woman told officers her adult son, Tyler J. Craft, 30, of Winthrop Harbor, threatened her with a handgun.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Emma Smoler said Craft had engaged in a series of incidents on the day of the standoff and the days prior, which included pointing a gun at his mother, grabbing her and acting irate.
Police said the man remained inside armed with at least one handgun and had access to several other guns.
Officers treated the incident as an armed barricaded person call and requested additional assistance.
The Pleasant Prairie, Zion, Gurnee, Libertyville, Antioch, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Grayslake, Waukegan and North Chicago police departments responded to assist with traffic control and set up a perimeter.
Police officials said the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System Emergency Services Team (NIPAS EST) was called due to the high risk of entering the residence with an armed person inside.
NIPAS negotiators were eventually able to make contact with Craft and he exited the house without incident.
Officers arrested Craft and he was charged with domestic battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A total of five shotguns, two rifles and three handguns were seized from the residence.
“The WHPD extends its thanks to all surrounding agencies that assisted in bringing this incident to a peaceful resolution,” the department said in a statement.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a petition to detain Craft, calling him a real and present threat to the victim.
Craft, who remains held in the Lake County Jail, is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a detention hearing.