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Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

  • In this image photo from video and provided by WLS-TV Chicago, police enter a building Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Harvey, Ill., ending a standoff where the last of four hostages were released unharmed and two armed men taken into custody. The standoff began about 21 hours earlier when police in the small city responded to a neighbor's report of a possible burglary at the home. There was an exchange of gunfire that left two officers wounded.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of WLS-TV Chicago) TELEVISION OUT

    In this image photo from video and provided by WLS-TV Chicago, police enter a building Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Harvey, Ill., ending a standoff where the last of four hostages were released unharmed and two armed men taken into custody. The standoff began about 21 hours earlier when police in the small city responded to a neighbor's report of a possible burglary at the home. There was an exchange of gunfire that left two officers wounded. (AP Photo/Courtesy of WLS-TV Chicago) TELEVISION OUT

  • In this image taken from video and provided by WLS-TV Chicago, police officers escort one of two suspects out of a house, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Harvey, Ill., ending a standoff where the last of four hostages were released unharmed and the two armed men taken into custody. The standoff began about 21 hours earlier when police in the small city responded to a neighbor's report of a possible burglary at the home. There was an exchange of gunfire that left two officers wounded.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of WLS-TV Chicago) TELEVISION OUT

    In this image taken from video and provided by WLS-TV Chicago, police officers escort one of two suspects out of a house, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Harvey, Ill., ending a standoff where the last of four hostages were released unharmed and the two armed men taken into custody. The standoff began about 21 hours earlier when police in the small city responded to a neighbor's report of a possible burglary at the home. There was an exchange of gunfire that left two officers wounded. (AP Photo/Courtesy of WLS-TV Chicago) TELEVISION OUT

  • Police stand watch as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the  Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Police stand watch as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

  • Harvey, Ill., Mayor Eric J. Kellogg, left, and city spokesman Sean Howard, center, accompany Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart at a news conference after about two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's south suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a standoff that lasted more than 20 hours. The two adults and two children still being held at the home were freed midmorning without a shot being fired. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Harvey, Ill., Mayor Eric J. Kellogg, left, and city spokesman Sean Howard, center, accompany Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart at a news conference after about two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's south suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a standoff that lasted more than 20 hours. The two adults and two children still being held at the home were freed midmorning without a shot being fired. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

  • Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in   Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary.(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary.(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

  • Police stage at an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday when Harvey police responded to reports from a neighbor of a possible burglary at the home. Two officers were wounded in an initial exchange of gunfire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Police stage at an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday when Harvey police responded to reports from a neighbor of a possible burglary at the home. Two officers were wounded in an initial exchange of gunfire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

  • Police swarm a neighborhod as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill.,  Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Police swarm a neighborhod as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

  • Acting Harvey Police Chief Denard Eaves, right, walks back to a command vehicle as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday when Harvey police responded to reports from a neighbor of a possible burglary at the home. Two officers were wounded in an initial exchange of gunfire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Acting Harvey Police Chief Denard Eaves, right, walks back to a command vehicle as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday when Harvey police responded to reports from a neighbor of a possible burglary at the home. Two officers were wounded in an initial exchange of gunfire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

  • Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the south suburb of Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary. City spokesman Sean Howard said Darnell Keel, an 18-year veteran of the police force, is in stable condition at a hospital with a broken arm after an exchange of gunfire. A second officer suffered a graze wound to an arm. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the south suburb of Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary. City spokesman Sean Howard said Darnell Keel, an 18-year veteran of the police force, is in stable condition at a hospital with a broken arm after an exchange of gunfire. A second officer suffered a graze wound to an arm. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

  • Police cars block an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday when Harvey police responded to reports from a neighbor of a possible burglary at the home. Two officers were wounded in an initial exchange of gunfire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Police cars block an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday when Harvey police responded to reports from a neighbor of a possible burglary at the home. Two officers were wounded in an initial exchange of gunfire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

  • In this image photo from video and provided by WLS-TV Chicago, police enter a building Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Harvey, Ill., ending a standoff where the last of four hostages were released unharmed and two armed men taken into custody. The standoff began about 21 hours earlier when police in the small city responded to a neighbor's report of a possible burglary at the home. There was an exchange of gunfire that left two officers wounded.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of WLS-TV Chicago) TELEVISION OUT
  • In this image taken from video and provided by WLS-TV Chicago, police officers escort one of two suspects out of a house, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Harvey, Ill., ending a standoff where the last of four hostages were released unharmed and the two armed men taken into custody. The standoff began about 21 hours earlier when police in the small city responded to a neighbor's report of a possible burglary at the home. There was an exchange of gunfire that left two officers wounded.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of WLS-TV Chicago) TELEVISION OUT
  • Police stand watch as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the  Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • Harvey, Ill., Mayor Eric J. Kellogg, left, and city spokesman Sean Howard, center, accompany Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart at a news conference after about two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's south suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a standoff that lasted more than 20 hours. The two adults and two children still being held at the home were freed midmorning without a shot being fired. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in   Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary.(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • Police stage at an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday when Harvey police responded to reports from a neighbor of a possible burglary at the home. Two officers were wounded in an initial exchange of gunfire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • Police swarm a neighborhod as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill.,  Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • Acting Harvey Police Chief Denard Eaves, right, walks back to a command vehicle as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday when Harvey police responded to reports from a neighbor of a possible burglary at the home. Two officers were wounded in an initial exchange of gunfire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the south suburb of Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary. City spokesman Sean Howard said Darnell Keel, an 18-year veteran of the police force, is in stable condition at a hospital with a broken arm after an exchange of gunfire. A second officer suffered a graze wound to an arm. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • Police cars block an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday when Harvey police responded to reports from a neighbor of a possible burglary at the home. Two officers were wounded in an initial exchange of gunfire. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago’s southern suburbs yesterday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that the police said began as a robbery attempt.

Two women and two children were freed midmorning from the home in the small city of Harvey, Ill., without a shot being fired, said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

Footage shot by a TV news helicopter showed officers with body armor, shields and rifles rushing toward the home from two directions and sweeping in through the front door as other officers aimed weapons and took cover near two large armored vehicles parked out front.

Officers ran from the house with the remaining hostages, leading them by hand to an armored truck, then brought out two men in handcuffs.

Dart had no immediate information about the suspects.

The standoff began at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday when the police in Harvey responded to a neighbor’s report of a possible burglary at the home. Two officers were wounded in an initial exchange of gunfire, and the two suspects barricaded themselves inside the home with eight captives. Four children among them were freed overnight after hours of talks.

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