UPDATE: Police have resolved the stand off after nine hours of surrounding the Orangeville home.
Investigators say a woman called police because her ex-husband had a gun and was making threats about harming both her and her dog. She was able to take the animal and escape.
Police say the man did come out of the house peacefully after negotiators spoke with him.
“We were able to contact a family member, who came out from the Chicago area, and when he arrived, we were able to go into the perimeter with the son and the negotiation and EMT people,” said Stephenson County Sheriff Dave Snyders.
Police have not yet released the man’s identity.
The Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office is involved in a standoff at a home in Orangeville.
This began roughly around 8am at a home at 1190 W. Rock Grove. Sheriff David Snyders told Eyewitness News that a man forced his way into his ex-wife’s home and threatened to shoot her and the family dog. We have a crew at the scene and will provide updates as we get them online and on our social media pages.
We will also have an update during Eyewitness News Local at 5pm.