Joliet, Illinois – A standoff in a parking lot near Harrah’s Casino ends peacefully


Posted on the 28th of August 2016

Joliet, Illinois – A standoff in a parking lot near Harrah’s Casino ends peacefully

On Thursday the 25th of August at approximately 8:49 a.m, someone contacted Joliet police and reported a despondent man with a weapon on the top floor of the parking deck at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. When police arrived on the scene, they found a man sitting in a gray 2013 Ford Escape with a scoped rifle pointed at his head. The man who is going through divorce proceedings eventually surrendered to police at approximately 11.00 a.m, and was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center for an evaluation. The casino was placed on lockdown during the incident, while nearby businesses and schools were placed on a soft lockdown.

Harrah’s Joliet is located at 151 N Joliet St, Joliet, IL 60432.

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