Roosevelt Rd. closure causes hours-long traffic jam

Street blocked Tuesday as police responded to call of man threatening self harm

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

A special unit from the Cook County Sheriff's department was called in to help facilitate negotiations with the man threatening self harm. No one sustained any injuries during the incident, but the blocked road resulted in significant traffic delays until around 7:30 p.m., when it was reopened.

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