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Update: Lockdown lifted after chase sparks manhunt south of Janesville

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UPDATE: The lockdown has been lifted as of 4 p.m. for Blackhawk Technical College and Rock County Christian School.

Officials have not said if the suspect they were seeking is in custody


JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Authorities surrounded a trailer park between Janesville and Beloit Friday after a car chase ended with police losing sight of the driver.

Rock County sheriff's deputies said they along Walworth deputies and town of Beloit police encircled a trailer park between Blackhawk Technical College and Town Line Road beginning around 2 p.m.

A Wisconsin Department of Justice drug investigation led to a car chase that ended near the trailer park. The driver of the vehicle authorities pursued got out and ran into the trailer park. Deputies lost sight of the man and surrounded the neighborhood to look for the driver.

K9 units are searching the park.

Blackhawk Technical College said it is on a "lock out" and deputies said Rock County Christian School is on lockdown. Authorities also notified the Janesville and Beloit Turner school districts so buses do not drop children off near the trailer park.

Blackhawk Technical College Central Campus is currently on lock out due to police activity in the area. The safety of...

Posted by Blackhawk Technical College on Friday, January 10, 2020

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