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Charge West Lawn man in hostage standoff

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Was disgruntled man demanding pay, police say

By Bob Bong

A West Lawn man has been charged after holding two employees at gunpoint last week at Redline Towing in Chicago Ridge.

Police said officers were dispatched at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8 to Redline Towing, 10103 S. Kitty Ave., for an employee threatening his co-workers.

Police said a man identified as Anan K. Abudayeh, of the 6500 block of South Keeler, was inside the office area and had two employees inside with him. He was reportedly armed with a handgun and an assault rifle.

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Police said Abudayeh was upset about not receiving full pay for his work and threatened to shoot people if he did not get $500 he believed was owed to him.

About 15 minutes after police arrived, Abudayeh agreed to exit the business peacefully. Police said the two employees inside the business were able to calm Abudayeh down and get him to comply with police requests to surrender. No one was injured during the incident.

Police said that Abudayeh carried the assault rifle into the business inside a backpack.

Police said the assault rifle had a fully loaded magazine and he was carrying a second fully loaded rifle magazine on him. In addition, he had a loaded handgun and several additional loaded magazines on him.

After hours of review, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges for Abudayeh of aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated UUW and aggravated assault.

Abudayeh appeared in court last week, where he was released on bond.

His next scheduled court date is Sept. 7 at the Bridgeview Courthouse.

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