Checking overnight police activity, A SWAT team surrounded a Pontoon Beach home overnight.  A man was reportedly holed up inside firing a weapon just after 8 p.m.  Residents in the one-hundred block of Carla Drive were evacuated as a precautionary measure.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident just before 4 a.m.  

There was just one new person reported held in local jails this morning, in the East Alton Jail, 50 year old Patricia Forsythe of the 6200 block of Squire in Godfrey, held on a Jersey County warrant and for retail theft.

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