UPDATE: A scary situation for neighbors in Beloit this afternoon after a man with a gun barricaded himself inside an apartment, just steps away from Beloit College. We're told the suspect, Jose Rodriguez was taken into custody without incident this afternoon.
Earlier, Rodriguez allegedly got into a fight, flashed a gun, then drove off to his place on Park Avenue. About a dozen officers spent several hours trying to coax Rodriguez out of the apartment. Beloit College had been on a soft lockdown, but that has since been lifted.
Beloit Police say the 900 block of Park Avenue is now open and the Critical incident has been resolved. Police also say several persons of interest are in custody for other offenses. The Beloit Police Department tells us no one was inured during the resolution of the incident.
UPDATE: The college posted the following message on their website:
The Beloit Police Department has given the college the all-clear. You may now return to your regular activities. An explanation of today's events will be distributed to the campus community via email and shared on the Terrarium and Beloit.edu as soon as possible.
UPDATE: Beloit Police are asking for citizen assistance by avoiding the 900 block of Park Avenue. Currently there is a situation involving Law Enforcement in this area.
UPDATE: Beloit Police tell us that they responded to a domestic situation in which a man with a gun threatened another person.
It was then reported that the believed to be armed man fled to an apartment building in the 900 block of Park Avenue which is close to the Beloit College Campus.
As a precautionary measure, the college is in lockdown.
BELOIT (WIFR) -- Beloit College has posted on their website that they are currently experiencing an emergency situation. Below is the message posted on their website.
"Beloit Police are responding to a situation within a few blocks of campus involving a suspect that is believed to be armed. Please stay where you are. More information is to come."
For more: http://www.beloit.edu/main/
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