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Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Aug. 20: Police stage at an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey.

Aug. 20: Police stage at an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey.  (AP)

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb.

Dart says the two adults and two children still being held were freed Wednesday morning without a shot being fired. He says two suspects have been arrested.

The standoff began about 21 hours earlier when police in the small city responded to a neighbor's report of a possible burglary at the home.