Reports of gunshot were unfounded


Last updated 9/28/2022 at 4:36pm | View PDF

Although some people who were in the vicinity of Fourth and Garfield about 5:40 p.m. Sept. 24 reported they heard gun shots, no guns were fired, according to Hinsdale police.

Police were responding to a report of a man having a mental health crisis, Chief Brian King reported in an email to The Hinsdalean.

“The subject was combative with officers and a Bolo Wrap restraint device was utilized to safely take him into custody,” King wrote.

“The police department does not normally report on mental health calls for service; however, there was a rumor that the man had been shot. This is not accurate,” he continued.

The Bolo Wrap restraint, which wraps cords around a person’s legs or torso, creates a popping noise when it is deployed, King explained.

The suspect, who initially resisted officers’ efforts to take him into custody, was safely apprehended and taken to the hospital for evaluation.


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