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Standoff ends with arrest of Rockford man


A Rockford man is in police custody and faces multiple charges after he's arrested following a standoff. 

Rockford Police say there were called around 2 a.m. Thursday to the 1400 block of West Jefferson Street about a suspect armed with a gun. Police say the man, later identified as Allen Clay, was attempting to force his way in to a family member's apartment. 

Once police arrived on scene, officials say they found Clay in the second floor hallway with another male relative. They say he made repeated threats to shoot the officers and his relative if he was approached by police. Officers secured the area and helped evacuate occupants of the surrounding residences. S.W.A.T and the hostage negotiation team were then activated. 

Police say around 2:45 Clay surrendered. Nobody was injured during the incident. Clay is charged with unlawful restraint, aggravated assault with a handgun, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, no FOID card and reckless discharge of a firearm. He's in custody at the Winnebago County Jail. 

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