Batavia police search for despondent man, ask residents to stay inside

Batavia police are warning west-side residents near H.C. Storm Elementary School to stay inside as they search for a despondent man with a gun.

Police have been searching the area since around 7:30 p.m. and say they are looking for a white man, possibly a teenager, wearing a teal shirt.

Streets are closed near McKee Street and Van Nortwick Avenue. Police, including Kane County SWAT officers, searched the school.

There is a wooded area south of the school, as well as an empty lot. It is not clear if they have been searched. Residents often use that area to walk their dogs.

McKee is a significant through street from Route 31 on the east to Randall Road.

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