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Police: Armed man was 'acting strangely'

Officers make arrest at apartment building

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police said an armed man was arrested after starting a fire and 'acting strangely' in an apartment building.

Officers were called to an apartment in the at 1:16 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a resident who had armed himself with a handgun.

Neighbors within the apartment building told police the man started a small fire in the hallway and covered the peephole on their door with shaving cream. They said that when they wiped off the shaving cream, they saw the man had a gun.

Rondell L. Randolph, 24, of Madison was taken into custody after police made a tactical entry into the building. Officers said a loaded handgun was found in the hallway and a shotgun and ammunition was recovered from Randolph's apartment.

Randolph was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct while armed and negligent handling of burning materials.

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