Urbana, IL – Tense Standoff Engages METRO SWAT on Sunny Lane

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Urbana, IL – Early this morning, the Urbana Police Department responded to a distress call from a resident on Sunny Lane, culminating in a tense standoff. 

According to police reports it began around 4 a.m., officers were dispatched following reports of a possible hostage situation at a home within the 700 block. The initial response helped secure the safety of a woman who had reported the incident, isolating the scene swiftly.

As of now, METRO SWAT is executing tactical operations to locate a reportedly armed individual. This ongoing situation has prompted significant restrictions on local traffic, affecting the 500, 600, and 700 blocks of Sunny Lane. Authorities urge residents needing to leave the area to contact METCAD 9-1-1 for escorted passage.

While no further details are available at this time, the Urbana Police Department encourages anyone with information to come forward, providing contact numbers for direct communication or anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers. The community is reminded that all tips are treated with confidentiality and may lead to monetary rewards if they result in arrests for serious crimes.

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