Sun-Times: Man Charged After Hostage Situation In Melrose Park


Monday, November 16, 2015 || Originally Published: Chicago Sun-Times || 11/13/15 || By Sun-Times Wire

A driver involved in a Friday crash on the Tri-State Tollway was charged Saturday after fighting with a state trooper, running away from the scene, barricading himself inside a home, and holding an elderly woman hostage near west suburban Franklin Park.

Thomas Chico, 28, of Chicago, was charged with four counts of home invasion, five counts of aggravated unlawful restraint, one count of aggravated battery to a police officer and one count of aggravated resisting, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

The single-car crash happened about 7:15 a.m. Friday on I-294 near Grand Avenue, according to police. Chico and a female passenger, who has been identified as his wife, were outside of the car when police arrived.

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