Chicago fugitive arrested in Madison after daylong manhunt

Chicago fugitive arrested in Madison after daylong manhunt

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Madison police have arrested an Illinois fugitive who was the subject of a daylong manhunt in south-central Wisconsin.

Police say a SWAT team arrested 33-year-old Paris Poe of Chicago in a vehicle on a highway on the east side of Madison Thursday evening.

Poe did not resist arrest. No one was hurt.

Police Lt. Cory Nelson says Poe had shaved his head to change his appearance. He also was traveling with a woman.

Nelson says police performed a "high-risk traffic stop" by pointing weapons at the vehicle and ordering Poe out of the car.

The FBI described Poe as an "extremely dangerous" individual; so much so that FOX 32 News profiled him as Chicago's Most Wanted this past Saturday night.

Surveillance photo showed Poe at a hotel in Fitchburg Thursday morning, where he had spent the night. FBI and local police had surrounded a home in Madison earlier Thursday where an associate of Poe's lives, but he was not there.

Agents later learned Poe had been staying at that Fitchburg hotel, but they believe he got tipped that police were coming for him and he left ten minutes before police arrived to arrest him.

The manhunt prompted several schools to lock down and left neighbors on edge. People in a three mile radius were ordered not to come outside.

Thursday afternoon, police got a tip that Poe had been seen getting into a vehicle. Officials then located that car and made the arrest with guns drawn.

Poe was wanted in a federal murder investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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