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Two children, two adults held hostage in second day of Chicago standoff

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 00:52

Police say two children and two adults are being hostage inside a suburban Chicago home. Four children have been released. Linda So reports.

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For a second day, a standoff continues in this suburban Chicago neighborhood. Two children and two adults remain hostage inside a home in Harvey, Illinois. Negotiations with the suspects continued throughout the night after earlier, several children were released safely. SOUNDBITE: COOK COUNTY SHERIFF THOMAS DART, SAYING: 8:35:10 "We've been able to secure the release of four of the children so far. Two one year olds, a 2 year old, and a 12 year old." The sheriff says the standoff began when officers responded to a burglary call at the home on Tuesday. Police exchanged gunfire with the suspects. Two officers were shot but are expected to be ok. The suspects then took the people inside the home hostage. SOUNDBITE: COOK COUNTY SHERIFF THOMAS DART, SAYING: 8:35:42 "Our goal is a real simple and straight forward one and that is to secure the peaceful conclusion of this for everybody involved." Classes at a middle school located across the street have been canceled while the stand-off continues.

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Two children, two adults held hostage in second day of Chicago standoff

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 00:52