A manhunt for 'Armed and Dangerous' Suspect in Wilmington is Over, Suspect in Custody: Officials report a "shelter in place" for the community was lifted just past 10 am.
A suspect was taken into custody after he was found hiding in a farmer's barn in unincorporated Will County. The discovery followed a several-hour manhunt that asked residents to stay indoors earlier today (Wed). A suspect was "apprehended" just after 10 a.m., according to Wilmington police. The man police were looking fopr was consideed armed and dangerous after a car-jacking in suburban Dolton.
Wilmington Police Chief Phillip Arnold said "no one was hurt, that's good."
The incident began as Illinois State Police chased two alleged car jackers from Calumet City before the vehicle crashing through a fence in Wilmington and the suspects fled the scene. Several law enforcement agencies joined in a manhunt for the two suspects, one of whom was taken into custody after he hid in a backyard of a home in the Northcrest area, officials said.
Area residents said the man entered a home in the neighborhood but the homeowner was armed and the suspect ran away.
The second suspect was spotted several times throughout the rural community but it wasn't until a farmer said he saw movement near his barn that police were able to make an arrest, Arnold said.
No weapon was found at the scene.
Wilmington School District 209-U canceled all classes Wednesday "due to a local safety & law enforcement situation."