Riverside police on Monday afternoon charged Rory White, 24, with two counts of battery, two counts of resisting arrest and one count of disorderly conduct in connection with an April 7 incident initially believed to be a barricade situation in a Pine Avenue apartment.

White has been hospitalized since he was first taken into custody around 10:30 p.m. on April 7 after a friend called police to tell them White had severely slashed his arm with a hunting knife.

Just minutes after the initial call to police, the friend also reported hearing a gunshot from White’s apartment, prompting Riverside police to alert the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) for a possible barricade/hostage situation.

White, a former Marine who reportedly served in Iraq, was later taken into custody by officers who used a stun gun to subdue him after he allegedly attacked them. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center and later Hines V.A. Hospital for treatment. He was released to Riverside police custody on Monday.

Police did not recover a gun in White’s apartment, nor were there any signs of a gun having been fired in the apartment. Police did report recovering several hunting knives.

White faces a June 16 court date on his charges.

?”Bob Uphues