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Trump Tower in Chicago surrounded by SWAT teams after woman entered building carrying rifle

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At least part of Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago was reportedly placed on lockdown after a woman wielding a rifle was seen entering the building.

Just before 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, an unidentified woman was spotted entering the hotel located along the Chicago River. Reports indicate that the incident may be related to a domestic dispute and that the woman allegedly stated she "was tired of being abused by her husband."

The woman may live in the building, as it offers both temporary stays and long-term apartment housing. Some units are even available for purchase. SWAT teams quickly arrived on the scene and rushed to an apartment on the 27th floor, where the woman had reportedly gone.

There have been no reports of gunfire or any violent outbreaks, and Chicago police indicated that there was no imminent threat to the public. The incident has been described as "domestic" in nature, and police do not believe it is related to terrorism.

Though police seem cautiously optimistic that the incident has been contained, at least part of the building was temporarily locked down. A resident identified only as Steve told WBBM that he had been prevented from re-entering his home after he stepped outside the building for a moment.

"I was just doing some housework and some cooking, and I decided to take some air," Steve explained. "I came down to the lobby and I was quickly escorted away from the lobby, out of the building and was told not to come back until it was clear.

"I asked several times what was going on, and they wouldn’t acknowledge," he added.

The incident comes just one day after former President Donald Trump, who founded the Trump Organization, which opened Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago in 2009, was arrested and formally charged with 34 felonies in New York City. On Tuesday, Trump pled not guilty in an NYC court and then returned to Mar-a-Lago, where he gave a fiery speech, proclaiming his innocence and condemning the process as a politically driven "witch hunt."

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