File Photo – McHenry Police Department | LMCS File

Officials are asking people to avoid the area after a heavy police response and SWAT response was sent to a neighborhood in McHenry Wednesday morning.

The McHenry Police Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office were seen in the area of Home Avenue and Highview Avenue.

Police officials said the agencies were “involved in police activity” in the neighborhood.

They said there was no public safety threat but also asked people to avoid the area.

The sheriff’s office also said there was “heavy police activity” in the area.

Law enforcement is executing a search warrant at a residence. Further details on the nature of the warrant were not immediately provided.

An ambulance from the McHenry Township Fire Protection District was called to standby near the scene.

Officials said the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT team was also called out.

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