Man arrested after standoff with Highland Park police
Highland Park — A man who who barricaded himself in a Highland Park house Tuesday after an alleged domestic dispute is in police custody, officials said.
Marli Blackman, spokeswoman for the city, said the man turned himself in to officers at the Highland Park Police Department.
She said a preliminary police investigation found the man and his girlfriend got into a domestic dispute Monday. During the argument, the man allegedly pulled a gun on the woman and threatened to kill her. He also physically harmed her, Blackman said.
"When he fell asleep, the victim was able to escape the home and get in touch with Highland Park police," Blackman said. "At that point, officers went to the home."
She said police were at the house, located in the 100 block of East Grand near John R Street, by about 7 a.m.
Officials believed the man was in the home, but the suspect's mother contacted police some time later to inform them she was in contact with her son and he had left the home, Blackman said.
Police then entered the home and confirmed he was gone, she said. A short time after, the suspect surrendered himself to police.