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Milton man arrested after standoff

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Ted Sullivan
January 17, 2011
— A man arrested after a hostage situation in Milton is expected to appear in Rock County Court today on felony charges.

Jordan Sullivan, 25, of 47 Evergreen Drive, Milton, was arrested at 5:21 a.m. Sunday on charges of recklessly endangering safety, taking hostages and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, according to a Milton Police Department news release.


Sullivan remains in the Rock County Jail pending his initial court appearance.


According to Milton police:


Officers went to a home in the 500 block of Greenman Street at 2:11 a.m. Sunday for a report of an armed person who took a man hostage.


Officers heard gunshots while creating a perimeter around the house. They later learned the gunshots came from a 9 mm handgun. Several nearby homes were evacuated for safety.


The Rock County Sheriff's Office, Janesville Police Department and Dane County Sheriff's Office SWAT teams were called for backup.


Hostage negotiators called the suspect.


About three hours after the initial report, the hostage was released.


No one was injured.


Sullivan was taken to a hospital for an evaluation and later booked into the jail.



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