SWAT Standoff Sunday in Hobart Results in One Death, One in Custody


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HOBART, Ill. – A tense SWAT standoff in Hobart, Indiana ended tragically on Sunday with one person dead, officials confirm. 

The incident occurred on the 1700 block of Old Ridge Road after reports of gunshots were heard. When officers arrived, they heard another shot fired from inside the home and learned that a man was inside with a handgun.

Police from several neighboring towns, along with personnel from Hobart Fire and Lake County Sheriff’s departments, joined the Hobart police at the scene. Northwest Regional SWAT officers were also called in to assist, and they found the man dead inside the residence around 7:15 p.m.

No shots were fired by police officers during the standoff, and no one was injured in the incident. However, one person unrelated to the man’s death was taken into custody. Witnesses said he was arrested after leaving his home and telling police to stay off his property during the standoff.

The name of the deceased has not yet been released by the Hobart Police Department, which is still investigating the incident. This tragic event has left the community in shock and mourning. The Hobart Police Department is urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation.


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