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Streamwood schools on lock down as cops search for armed suspect

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STREAMWOOD, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A man suspected of an armed home invasion Friday afternoon in Streamwood that put two schools and a library on lockdown has turned himself in to police.

Police responded Friday afternoon to the 3000 block of Lynwood Court in Streamwood for a report of a home invasion and kidnapping and learned a man with a shotgun ordered the victim to drive to an unidentified location at gunpoint, Streamwood police said.

When the victim attempted to escape the kidnapper crashed into a sign, police said. The kidnapper ran with the shotgun into a densely wooded area near Lake Street and Park Boulevard in the suburb.

Tefft Middle School, Heritage Elementary School and the Poplar Creek Public Library were put on lockdown while police searched the area, police said. Area residents were warned to remain in their homes.

Police said Friday night the kidnapper left the area and had no longer poses a threat to residents.

The suspect, a 20-year-old Streamwood man, turned himself in to authorities Friday night at the Cook County courthouse in Maywood, a release Saturday from Streamwood police said.

The Streamwood Police Department and the Cook County State's Attorney Office are investigating Friday's armed robbery and home invasion and charges were pending against the man as of Saturday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire is not identifying the suspect because he has not yet been charged.

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