Man arrested after standoff with Beloit Police
A wanted fugitive is behind bars after an hour and a half long standoff with Beloit Police.
The Beloit Police Department responded to a "tactical situation," in the 900 block of Gerald Avenue Thursday afternoon. Officers said they received a tip that 28-year-old Fabian Jones was staying at a nearby home. Due to his violent past, police say they sent a tactical unit to the home to arrest Jones, who was wanted on a federal warrant.
Police were heard using megaphones trying to cause the surrender of people in the residence. Investigators said at least four other people were hiding in the home. Jones appeared intoxicated and after refusing to surrender, officers used a non-lethal beanbag gun to take him into custody.
Police believe another person hiding in the home turned on the natural gas line, which briefly delayed the investigation. Jones was taken into custody without further incident.
"The house was filled with gas and obviously a very dangerous situation for our the people inside and our law enforcement personnel entering to search this residents," said Beloit Police Chief David Zibolski. "So we back off on the search until fire and Wisconsin Natural gas assure the residents is safe for entry."