Wednesday, August 20, 2014
(Harvey, IL) -- An ongoing police standoff in Illinois involving hostages has caused authorities in Harvey to close down a school for today. Harvey Police announced this morning that classes are canceled at Rosa Parks Middle School. Thornton High School is open but not required for those who live in the area of the standoff. The situation started yesterday afternoon when two suspected armed burglars barricaded themselves inside a home on the 14-thousand block of Seeley Avenue. A shootout followed which left two officers injured. Police say the two men are holding multiple hostages including two children.