Man threatens family with knife, locks self in Hawthorne apartment

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HAWTHORNE (CNS) – A man who chased family members with a knife and barricaded himself inside the bathroom of a Hawthorne apartment was arrested after two hours of negotiations when a police SWAT team deployed tear gas, authorities said today.

The incident began about 3 p.m. Sunday in the 4300 block of 132nd Street, police said.

The man was reported violating a restraining order and chasing family members with a knife, police said.

The man barricaded himself into the bathroom after officers arrived, they said.

After the tear gas was deployed, the man came out of the bathroom with
no additional force or injury about 5:40 p.m., police said.

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