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UPDATE: Arrests after disturbance that led to Beloit College lockdown

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BELOIT (WKOW) -- Three people were arrested after a disturbance that led to the lockdown of Beloit College.

Beloit Police Department Captain Vincent Sciame says officers first responded to the disturbance on the 1800 block of Park Ave. around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. While in route, officers learned the suspect had threatened the caller with a handgun and fled the scene. Police later saw the suspect's vehicle pull into a parking garage of an apartment building in the 900 block of Park Ave., which is near the Beloit College campus.

Officers say they secured the building and began negotiations with the suspect.

Officials at Beloit College were notified of the situation and they placed the college into lockdown. The lockdown was lifted once the suspect was arrested.

Capt. Sciame says shortly after 3 p.m., the suspect and a female acquaintance voluntarily left the apartment and were taken into custody without incident. Sciame says officers searched the apartment and found another woman hiding inside. She was also arrested.

During the search, officers found drugs and paraphernalia, but no gun.

Police arrested 51-year-old Jose Rodriquez of Beloit for disorderly conduct while armed and resisting arrest. Officers also took 20-year-old Diamond Hodges and 44-year-old Dawn Ford into custody.

Investigators say Hodges had three arrest warrants for traffic offenses. Ford had a warrant from the Department of Corrections.

Police say additional charges are possible pending the investigation of the possession of the illegal narcotics.

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