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Police converge at Belleville home, Belleville East temporarily locked down

Windows were broken out Tuesday afternoon at a house at McClintock and Forest avenues in Belleville, prompting a big police response because the initial report was vague.
Windows were broken out Tuesday afternoon at a house at McClintock and Forest avenues in Belleville, prompting a big police response because the initial report was vague. News-Democrat

Belleville police converged at a home near the intersection of McClintock and Forest Avenue early Tuesday afternoon in response to a disturbance, and Belleville East High School was placed on a “precautionary” lockdown, according to the principal.

Police Captain John Moody said police were called just before 11:30 a.m. for suspicious activity that sounded like shots were being fired.

Windows were broken at the house in the 800 block of Forest Avenue.

Moody said it was more of a domestic incident and no one was injured.

One person was taken into custody to be interviewed about the incident, but no charges are being sought against him, Moody added.

Belleville East was locked down at about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday for about 15 to 20 minutes, said Superintendent Jeff Dosier.

“Everybody’s fine... it was precautionary,” said Principal Jason Karstens.

Belleville District 118 schools were not contacted by police for a lockdown, district officials said.

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