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Evanston police say they arrested a 24-year-old Chicago man as he fled from an apartment on Dobson Street after threatening  to kill a woman and children there.

Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says Lamont P. Hall, of 4953 S. Prairie Ave., forced his way into the apartment in the 700 block of Dobson early Monday morning looking for his girlfriend.

When he found the woman’s 28-year-old sister and her four nieces and nephews there, he reportedly threatened them with a gun.

Parrott says officers responding to a call of a man with a gun heard screams coming from inside the apartment. As officers broke in the front door, Parrott says, Hall fled out the back, where he was captured by officers, who also found a loaded .32 caliber revolver while investigating the incident.

Hall has been on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections for armed robbery.

He’s now being held on $300,000 bond facing charges of home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated assault.

He’s scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. on Feb. 22.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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