One man arrested after Moline schools on brief lockdown


UPDATE: One man was charged with of aggravated unlawful use of weapons after Seton Catholic and other Moline schools were placed on lockdown Friday morning.

Moline Police responded to the 1900 block of 12th Street around 8:27 a.m. after a report of a man with a handgun threatening the mother of his child while they were in a vehicle.

Moline Police were advised two men got out of the vehicle near 12th Street and 19th Avenue and ran southbound with the handgun.

Due to the proximity of the incident to nearby schools, Moline School District and Seton Catholic School were immediately advised to place their schools on lockdown.

Officers located Freddie M. Bass, 19, of Cordova in the 2000 block of 12th Street at 8:30 a.m. and took him into custody without incident. A handgun was recovered from area where Bass was taken into custody.

Moline Police also located the other man near 13th Street and 18th Avenue, but after interviews were conducted it was determined he was not involved and released without charges.

At 8:51 a.m., Moline Police notified Moline School District and Seton Catholic School that the area was secured and the lockdowns could be lifted.

As a result of the investigation, Bass was taken to Rock Island County Jail on the charges of Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons.

There was no direct threat to any neighboring schools and the schools were locked down out of an abundance of caution while the domestic situation could be resolved.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Moline Police Department at 309-524-2140.


Moline police have cleared a scene after heavy police presence from 21st Avenue to 19th Avenue. 

Police could not confirm with Local 4 news what happened. 

Police did say all schools in the area were placed on lockdown as a precaution. The schools are no longer in lock-down mode. 

Police tell Local 4 news all involved have been taken into custody. 

We will continue to bring you updates as they become available. 

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