TV Reporter Arrested in Beloit

Beloit police say they've arrested a man who carried a loaded semi–automatic handgun into a Beloit radio station.

Police say 25–year old Joe Mason confronted a news anchor at the radio station… then left the building.
He was arrested a short time later. Police say they found a loaded gun and marijuana.

Police identify Mason as a reporter for WKOW–TV.

WKOW's website says a police report indicates Mason may have been suffering from a mental disorder and may hot have been taking his medication.

WKOW says in a statement:
“We are concerned for Joe's well being. His health and well–being are foremost in our minds right now.”

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