On Wednesday morning, Police and SWAT teams descended on Trump Tower in Chicago after a woman entered the building with a rifle.

A major security alert was triggered at Trump Towers after a woman holding a rifle walked into the 98-story building at around 11:25 am.

After being called to the scene, the Chicago Police Department reported on social media that SWAT officers were “on-scene in the 400 block of N. Wabash.” They announced that this was a “domestic-related incident” that they believe was an “isolated incident” posing “no threat to the public.”

The suspect was found on the 27th floor of the building, where she reportedly told responding officers that she was “tired of being abused by her husband.”

By 4 pm, Chicago Police Communications and News Affairs reported that the incident had concluded and no injuries were reported. However, CPD reported that “one individual has been taken to an area hospital for evaluation.”

One Trump Tower resident spoke with WBBN Newsradio about his experience, saying that he was going outside for some “fresh air” when police quickly grabbed him and escorted him away from the building was “was told not to come back until it was clear.”

“I asked several times what was going on and they wouldn’t acknowledge… I assume that whatever was going on was serious and it was best I just left and didn’t come back,” he said.

 

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