A Beloit school was put on lockdown while police arrested an Illinois man on felony charges Thursday afternoon, according to a release.
Around 12:30 p.m., the Beloit Police Department was contacted by the Winnebago County Sheriff?s Office and the Rockford, Illinois, Police Department, and told them a suspect that was considered armed and dangerous and who was wanted on felony warrants was at a home in Beloit, officials said.
Beloit police set up surveillance and observed Joseph E. Carter, 35, of Rockford, inside the home, according to the release.
A tactical unit surrounded 1513 Henry Ave. just after 2:20 p.m., authorities said. Carter was taken into custody a short time later.
During the police response, traffic was briefly restricted and an area school was locked down, according to the release.
The residence was the home of a relative that was not known or believed to be connected to the investigation involving Carter, officials said.