First responders from agencies around Madison County are at the Gateway Commerce Center after an armed man driving a tanker truck drove into a building at the warehouse complex, starting a fire around 2am. The incident is centered around Schneider Trucking. The complex is located near the Interstate 270 and Illinois Route 111 interchange.
Roads near the center have been blocked for a number of hours while police and members of the ILEAS team work on securing the site. Hazmat personnel are on the scene to make sure no hazardous materials pose a threat. Those working at the complex at the time of the incident were evacuated and placed on a bus. Southbound 255 is closed at New Poag Road, as of 5am.