The Round Lake Beach Police Department and the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) Emergency Services Team respond to the 0-100 block of West Tall Grass Court in Round Lake Beach for a report of an armed person inside a home following a disturbance on March 2, 2024. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A man will not be charged after he led a SWAT team and police on a several-hour-long standoff in Round Lake Beach earlier this month.

The Round Lake Beach Police Department responded around 5:48 p.m. on March 2 to the 0-100 block of West Tall Grass Court for a disturbance in progress.

Round Lake Beach Police Chief Wayne Wilde Jr. said at the time that a 911 caller reported an adult male had threatened people in the home with a knife and a child had been injured.

Officers arrived and determined the subjects involved, except for the suspect, had already exited the home.

The Round Lake Beach Police Department and the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) Emergency Services Team respond to the 0-100 block of West Tall Grass Court in Round Lake Beach for a report of an armed person inside a home following a disturbance on March 2, 2024. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

The adult male suspect remained inside the home and refused to acknowledge police, Wilde said.

The police department requested assistance from the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) Emergency Services Team.

Wilde said interviews were conducted and police determined a knife was not involved and the child suffered a scratch.

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Police and the NIPAS command staff made the determination to peacefully end the standoff, Wilde said.

The Round Lake Beach Police Department and the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) Emergency Services Team respond to the 0-100 block of West Tall Grass Court in Round Lake Beach for a report of an armed person inside a home following a disturbance on March 2, 2024. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

Officers and NIPAS were on the scene until around 10:40 p.m., five hours after the incident began.

Wilde said officers did not want to force a potential confrontation with the man.

Police officials said Friday morning that the incident was screened for charges with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.

No charges will be filed following a review by the state’s attorney’s office, NIPAS and Round Lake Beach police.