UPDATE: Police say the situation was brought under control at 11:20 this morning. The man has now been identified as Lilrobert Adams, who was picked up earlier on a domestic battery warrant. He did NOT have a gun, but had managed to move his cuffed hands from behind his back to in front of himself while in the back of the police van known as a "squadrol."
Shortly after 6 a.m. Friday morning, Rockford police arrested the 20-year-old man. During transport to the city's criminal justice center, Adams told officers he had a handgun and meant to do the officers harm.
Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson has named the first Commander of the new Geographic Police Pilot District. Lieutenant Douglas Pann will act as the Commander of the first of three geographic policing districts. He will command District II.