A section of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago was reportedly placed on lockdown after an armed woman entered the building.
Police informed the Chicago Sun-Times that the woman entered the building around 11:30 a.m. Reports indicate that the incident relates to a domestic dispute. The woman allegedly stated she “was tired” of being mistreated by her husband.
The woman may live in the building, as it offers temporary stays and long-term apartment housing.
SWAT teams quickly arrived at the hotel and rushed to an apartment on the 27th floor, where the woman reportedly went.
Chicago Police said there was no imminent threat to the public, describing the incident as “domestic,” rather than linked to any terrorist threat.
🚨BREAKING: SWAT teams surround Trump Tower in Chicago in response to active shooter pic.twitter.com/Cf30OWgp8a
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 5, 2023
Although police seemed optimistic that they contained the incident, part of the hotel was temporarily locked down.
A resident identified as Steve explained the situation, saying he was escorted out of the building’s lobby and told not to return until it was safe.
“I was just doing some housework and some cooking, and I decided to take some air,” Steve explained. “I came down to the lobby, and I was quickly escorted away from the lobby, out of the building, and was told not to come back until it was clear.”
“I asked several times what was going on, and they wouldn’t acknowledge,” he added.
Steve lives at Trump Tower. He tells @WBBMNewsradio what happened when he stepped outside this morning.
Some residents are still not allowed back into the building. Chicago Police say they’ll have a statement shortly. pic.twitter.com/W0B5GrgZOK
— Rachel Pierson (@WBBMRachel) April 5, 2023
The incident comes a day after former President Donald Trump, founder of the Trump Organization, was arrested and formally charged with 34 felonies in New York City relating to “hush money” payments he allegedly made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted Trump.
Bragg, a known Democrat, received $1 million in campaign funds from liberal billionaire George Soros.
The judge presiding over Trump’s case, Juan Merchan, has a daughter that worked for Vice President Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign.
Trump pled not guilty to all 34 counts in a Manhattan courthouse and then returned to his Mar-a-Lago estate, where he addressed supporters declaring his innocence in the case and condemned the process as a political “witch hunt.”
It is unlikely Trump will receive a fair trial in New York. The judge and district attorney prosecuting him are Democrats, and the city overwhelmingly voted for Biden in 2020. Democrats should not be able to prosecute a Republican presidential candidate.