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November 27, 2011

Armed man enters Chicago police station, is hospitalized

A man carrying a fully-loaded rifle said he was declaring martial law

By Micahel Lansu and Leeann Shelton
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — A man was hospitalized for medical evaluation after walking into a West Side police station on Thanksgiving — armed with a fully-loaded rifle and declaring martial law.

The man entered the Harrison District police station at 3151 W. Harrison around 4 a.m., carrying an AR-15 assault rifle and a loaded 30-round magazine, police said. Police said the man told them he was declaring martial law, but he did not point the gun at anybody or fire it.

Full story: Armed man enters Chicago police station, is hospitalized

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