Aurora, IL

Aurora, IL Police Issue Shelter in Place Order While Trying to Apprehend Man in Mental Health Crisis

Natalie Frank, Ph.D.

Crisis ends peacefully when suspect turns self in to Aurora police Tuesday evening

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Aurora, IL where shelter in place order given to residents TuesdayPhoto byCenter for Neighborhood Technology/flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

In response to a mental health crisis, police were dispatched to the 300 block of Springlake Lane, prompting an alert urging residents to shelter in place. The Crisis Intervention Unit, Special Response Team, and Crisis Negotiations team swiftly engaged with the situation.

With caution in mind, the Crisis Negotiation Team and Special Response Team established contact with the individual involved. Following the police response, the subject voluntarily surrendered, marking the resolution of the mental health incident.

Aurora police, updating the community via social media, confirmed the nature of the crisis and assured ongoing efforts to peacefully resolve the situation. The person surrendered at 6:35 p.m., and the Crisis Intervention Unit remains in place to offer support.

Law enforcement emphasized no criminal activity transpired, and there is no lingering threat to public safety. Officers are concluding their operations, allowing evacuated residents to return home.


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