Felon with gun arrested in downtown Madison

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A man was arrested after being seen by police holding a firearm near downtown Madison early Saturday morning.

Officers on patrol noticed the suspect was at a vehicle, holding the gun in the parking ramp at 430 N. Frances St. at 12:26 a.m., according to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval's blog.

The 31-year-old man then left the ramp on foot and officers saw a gun in plain view in the vehicle.

Officers determined the suspect was a felony offender and later found and detained the suspect in the downtown area. He was arrested on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm and was taken to jail, according to the blog post.

Police are still investigating.