Chicago police and SWAT officers swarmed Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago last Wednesday responding to a “domestic” incident on the 27th floor after receiving reports that a woman armed with a rifle had entered the building, Chicago police said SWAT officers had to take one person to the hospital, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Given former President Trump’s indictment in Manhattan court the day before, the large police presence outside of the Trump International Hotel and Tower quickly drew a crowd, forcing officers to block access to the building by using police vehicles and yellow caution tape.
According to the Chicago Tribune, SWAT officers arrived at the scene after receiving reports about a woman armed with a rifle at Trump International Hotel around 11:30 am.
Fox 32 in Chicago reported that the woman allegedly entered the building on Wabash Avenue “brandishing a rifle.” Sources told Fox 32 that the incident appeared “domestic in nature” and had no links to domestic terrorism.
Police responded to an apartment on the 27th floor where they found the woman. She allegedly told police that she was “tired of being abused by her husband,” according to police radio traffic.
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Police said it was an “isolated incident” and there was no wider threat to the public.
The Chicago Police Department later said it was a domestic incident that was resolved without any injuries. The woman was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for evaluation, according to the Tribune.
No further details about the incident were provided.