(CHICAGO TRIBUNE) A standoff that began midday Tuesday when a Harvey police officer was shot continues this morning, with two suspects still barricaded inside a home and holding two children and two women hostage, authorities said.
The suspects had been holding four other children, boys between the ages of 1 and 11, but they were released safe throughout the day Tuesday, authorities said. The last of the four, one of two 1-year-olds, was taken by law enforcement from the home late Tuesday.
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Harvey officials respond to a situation where two officers were shot during a hostage situation in the south suburb. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Citing the delicate nature of the situation, officials have released few details about how the boys were freed. The children were taken to a hospital for observation, officials said.
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