Sources are reporting around 7 pm a man had poured gasoline all over himself. It happened near the Way-Lo gas station on W State st.
Sources said the man was threatening homicide and suicide, and poured gasoline all over himself. We have been told he did not ignite himself, but he was soaked in gas. Emergency personnel are investigating
Update: Rockford Police just released the following information:
Rockford Police released the following statement: Earlier this afternoon, detectives and members of the RPD SWAT team conducted a warrant service in the 200 block of Euclid as part of ongoing investigation. More details will be released when available.
Sources are reporting a dangerous scene. It happened this afternoon near the 200 block Euclid Ave. (Far west)
Several police officers, including the SWAT team are on scene.
Reports of 2 people detained, and a standoff with a 3rd subject.
Officers have their guns drawn, and are trying to peacefully negotiate with the subject.
It is unknown why the police went there originally.
We sat on this story to see if the school district, Rolling Green neighborhood, or the RPD would release any information on this incident. Almost 6 hours later, still not a peep from any of them on this incident.
Sources are reporting a scene near the Rolling Green Elementary School this morning.
RPD were investigating a possible armed subject near the school.
RPD call log shows it as a suspicious person incident.
A white male in his 50’s wearing a blue shirt, they thought might have been armed with a gun. The man was last seen near Louisiana.