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SCHOOL LOCK DOWN ENDS PEACEFULLY IN MARSHFIELD

SCHOOL LOCK DOWN ENDS PEACEFULLY IN MARSHFIELD

On 3/8/19 at approximately 10:50am officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 blk of E Blodgett St where a female reported having the back window of her vehicle shattered by a male subject with a gun. Officers responded, crisis negotiations took place, and the male surrendered to officers peacefully at 11:25am. The male subject stated he owns a gun but did not possess it today and that he broke the window with his fist. Male did have cuts on his wrist and hand consistent to breaking a window. The gun was found secured in a safe. Due to this incident, Madison Elementary, Marshfield High School, and Tiny Tigers Daycare were under a soft lockdown.

During the above incident, dispatch received a call from Marshfield Medical Center Security at 11:10am that a male was witnessed holding a gun while in a vehicle parked at the Medical Center and proceeded to enter the facility with the gun. Officers from Marshfield PD and Wood County Sheriff’s Dept responded and began searching for the subject. Contact was made with the female owner of the vehicle and she explained that her adult son and her husband both work at the Medical Center and her son would have been the driver to the vehicle.

Contact was made with the son and he was not in possession of the weapon but did admit to playing with an airsoft gun while in his vehicle on the campus. The weapon was confiscated from the glove box of the vehicle. No criminal events were deemed to have occurred during this incident. The Medical Center and Grant Elementary were placed on a lockdown until the subject was located.

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