CHICAGO — A standoff between a man threatening suicide and police in a South Loop rail yard ended peacefully Tuesday, officials said.
Chicago Police were called about 11:30 a.m. to the intersection of West Roosevelt Road and South Lumber Street for a man threatening suicide, said Officer Michael Sullivan, police spokesman.
The man was initially thought to be armed with a firearm, police said.
The man was trespassing in a rail yard used by Metra and Amtrak trains, but he was not near any tracks, said Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari.
Metra police and Amtrak police were responding, and photos showed SWAT personnel and several police cars also on scene.
The standoff ended about 1:30 p.m. The man was taken to the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital for psychological evaluation, said Officer Daniel O'Brien, police spokesman.
No gun was found on the man, O'Brien said.
Metra spokesman Tom Miller said trains out of Union Station had not been delayed as of 12:30 p.m., but delays were possible for trains scheduled on southwest lines.
Amtrak trains experienced earlier delays but they were running on time as of 12:30 p.m., said Magliari.
The area's alderman issued a brief statement on the incident.
"My office is monitoring Chicago Police situation in the South Loop," Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) said in a statement about 12:20 p.m.