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Police: Joliet man said home rigged with explosives, threatened to shoot officers

Kevin E. Walski, 39, Joliet
Kevin E. Walski, 39, Joliet

A Joliet man who allegedly was intoxicated said a house was rigged with explosives and threatened shoot the police if they approached, police said.

On Monday, Joliet police officers and firefighters responded to the 2800 block of Joe Adler Drive regarding a man who was highly intoxicated, armed and threatening to commit suicide, Joliet police Sgt. Darrell Gavin said in an email.

Kevin E. Walski, 39, of the 2400 block of Caton Farm Road, Joliet, told police a house was rigged with explosives and threatened to shoot the police if any of them approached, Gavin said.

Neighbors were removed from the area and crisis negotiators and special operations officers were called in, Gavin said.

After a couple of hours, Walski peacefully surrendered. He then was arrested on a charge of felony disorderly conduct. Emergency crews treated Walski at the scene for a cut to his forehead that occurred before the officers made contact with him, Gavin said.

After a medical evaluation, Walski was taken to the Will County jail. He was later charged with giving a false bomb alarm and phone harassment, according to court records.

On Nov. 11, 2008, Walski pleaded guilty to criminal trespass to land and was received conditional discharge.

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