PORTAGE PARK — A man was handcuffed by police outside of the former Sears Auto Center in the Six Corners Shopping District during a public meeting Wednesday night.
More than 120 people were at a meeting in the former auto center at 4035 N. Cicero Ave. to let developers know what they’d like to see built at the former Sears property at Six Corners.
At about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, about two hours into the three hour meeting, four plain clothes police officers from the Jefferson Park (16th) Police District arrived in black SUV with police license plates. The officers parked the police SUV behind a silver car and asked a man sitting in the driver’s seat to step outside, witnesses said.
Once the man stepped out of the silver car he was placed in handcuffs by one of the officers and then put into the police SUV, which drove off.
The man, age 66, was taken into custody by police because he has allegedly made “online threats,” said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman. Police did not elaborate on the nature of those alleged threats.
“Charges are pending at this time and it remains an ongoing investigation,” Alfaro said. “No further details are available.”