Chicago Police placed a part of the Trump International Hotel and Tower on lockdown after a woman with a rifle was spotted inside.
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Chicago police were called to the Trump International Hotel and Tower on Wednesday morning after a woman with a rifle was spotted entering the building and going to an apartment on the 27th floor.
Upon the arrival of SWAT teams, they rushed to the apartment where the woman had gone and had the situation contained. The woman was apprehended and taken in for evaluation.
The incident, which occurred just before 11:30 a.m., reportedly arose from a domestic dispute. According to reports, the woman said she was “tired of being abused by her husband” before she was seen entering the hotel located along the Chicago River.
It is believed that she may have been a resident, as some units in the building offer long-term and short-term apartment housing.
While police determined that the incident was a domestic issue and did not pose a threat to the public, they issued a temporary lockdown on the building to be safe.
Per a CBS News source, no one was allowed in or outside the building. The streets around the building were partially blocked, and at least two armored SWAT trucks stayed onsite for over three hours.
The lockdown at Trump International Hotel and Tower was just the latest in a string of incidents involving former President Donald Trump’s properties. Back in 2017, the Trump Organization faced lawsuits over allegations that it had violated environmental laws at a golf course in Scotland.
And in 2018, a gunman opened fire at the Trump National Doral Golf Club in Florida, injuring one police officer before being shot and killed by police.
The Trump Organization has not yet commented on the incident at the downtown Chicago hotel, and it remains to be seen whether any charges will be filed against the woman. For now, police are continuing to investigate the incident and ensure the safety of residents and guests at the Trump International Hotel and Tower.