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One arrested after workplace violence incident

COLONA, Illinois -- A fight between two employees at I-80 Equipment near Colona escalated into an armed confrontation that brought police and resulted in the arrest of a Buda, Illinois man for allegedly brandishing a gun on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Police responded to I-80 Equipment around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday,  after a worker reportedly had a handgun and was using it to threaten the other person.

Both workers were taken out of the situation and detained without incident.  Arrested was Mitchell Crocetta, 23, of Buda. He was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of cannabis, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. The second employee involved in the incident was not arrested.

No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident.


Officials said a nearby school was placed on lockdown during the ordeal, but that is standard protocol.