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CORRECTION: Man Throwing Items From Window Arrested By SERT Officers (Photo)

August 18, 2019 18:07


(Corrects the name of the suspect)

On Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9:49 P.M., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to the 6900 block of North Interstate Avenue on a report of a man throwing items, including furniture, out of his 3rd story apartment window, causing damage to vehicles below.

The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Joseph J. Lee, was not initially cooperative with officers. While they tried to talk to him, he continued to destroy property in his apartment and throw items out windows. Officers suspected that he might be in a mental health crisis. Specially trained officers with the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team responded and attempted to communicate with him. They were not able to calm him down, and there was information that he may be armed with a gun and k

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