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Officials: 2 men hold 6 hostages in Chicago suburb

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 19, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.

HARVEY, Ill. — Authorities are negotiating with two men barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the south suburbs of Chicago.

Officials say two police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary in Harvey.

City spokesman Sean Howard said that 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.

Howard says 26 law enforcement agencies are assisting. An armored vehicle and officers in body armor with high-powered rifles can be seen in the neighborhood.

Howard would not say whether the suspects know the hostages or whether the hostages are related.

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