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Beloit tactical situation ends in a felony arrest

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UPDATE: BELOIT (WREX) — The ongoing tactical situation has ended after police arrested Fabian Jones, 28, of Beloit on felony charges, according to Beloit Police.

Jones was involved in an incident in March, but police didn't release more details. Police received a tip from a community member that Jones was in the Beloit area.

Upon arriving at a house on the 900 block of Gerald Ave., police found four people inside who filled the house with natural gas. Police will wait for the gas to clear out of the home before searching the rest of the house.

No gun shots were fired from either the suspect or police as some on-lookers reported. However, police fired a beanbag gun because the suspect uncooperative.

Beloit Police called for officers to assist in crowd-control. A group of people did show up to watch the situation who were uncooperative during the situation, according to police.

The entire situation took about an hour and a half to resolve and two officers received minor injuries, police said.

Jones is held at the Rock County Jail.


Beloit Police are on the scene of an unknown, ongoing tactical situation.

Police blocked Park Ave from Bellevue Place to Alice Ave. Citizens should avoid the area, police say.

As of around 1:30 p.m., neither police nor the suspect have fired gunshots.

The City of Beloit will host a media briefing at 2 p.m.

This is an ongoing situation. WREX will post updates as soon as they're available.

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