A reader who lives near all the action is telling us that she has been told no explosives are involved. Hey, we'll take good news where we can find it.
We urge all Uptown Update readers within four blocks of the 4600 block of Broadway to stay safe. The police have said that there is a heavily armed fugitive in the 4639 N Broadway building and they are prepared for a possible shoot-out. Everyone is advised to stay away from this area.
Update: According to Ald. Cappleman's twitter feed, "he's in custody but there were other people wanted. They are still in the building."
Update: Here's a story timed at 8:26 from the Tribune. It has some further information about what's going on.
Update: Neighbors in the area, including UU team members, are getting robocalls from "emergency services" warning people to stay inside their homes until further notice.
Update: Story in the Sun-Times time stamped 9:37pm.