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Armed suicidal subject taken into custody in Sun Prairie, police say

June 3, 2017 GMT

A suicidal subject who moved toward officers while holding a weapon was taken into custody in Sun Prairie on Thursday.

The confrontation caused Westside Elementary School to go into a lockdown as a precaution.

The incident happened in the 1300 block of Buena Vista Drive, Sun Prairie police said. The school is in the same block.

Police were notified of a suicidal, armed subject and went to investigate. When police arrived, the subject displayed the weapon.

“When the subject advanced toward officers, a less-lethal device was deployed,” said police Sgt. Ray Thomson. “The subject was then safely taken into custody.”


The police department was assisted by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, including a member of the Sheriff’s Office negotiations team.