UPDATE Tuesday, October 15, 2013 --- 8:00 p.m.
VILLAGE OF JOHNSON CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- A school lockdown in southeastern Wisconsin has ended with the arrest of a 42-year-old man.
Police Chief Gary Bleecker says police were called to the man's home in the Village of Johnson Creek shortly after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after the man's relatives received threatening text messages from him.
According to Bleecker, the relatives indicated the man was intoxicated, had firearms in his residence and might be considering "suicide by police."
Nearby Johnson Creek schools were placed on lockdown. The man refused to come out of the home when officers arrived.
Tactical officers surrounded the home and nearby residents were evacuated. The man was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. when he tried to run to his car.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the school district was released from the lockdown.
Copyright 2013: Associated Press
UPDATE Tuesday, October 15, 2013 --- 5:37 p.m.
The lockdown at Johnson Creek Public Schools has been lifted. The tactical situation in the village has been resolved and a suspect is now in police custody.
Johnson Creek Police say a call came in at about 1:45 p.m. and Johnson Creek Police responded to a call at 525 Aspen street in Johnson Creek.
Relatives said the suspect, a 42-year-old man, was sending them threatening text messages. They told police they believed he was drunk, and didn't know if he had any weapons.
Officers tried to make contact with the suspect in his home but the suspect did not respond to the door or to phone calls.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department SWAT Team was called in and set up a perimeter. Johnson Creek Schools were put on lockdown as a precaution.
At about 5 p.m., the suspect left his home and tried to get into a car. He was arrested. Officers report that he was intoxicated, but was carrying no weapons.
UPDATED Tuesday, October 15, 2013 --- 4:57 p.m.
The lockdown at Johnson Creek Public Schools has been lifted.
The tactical situation in the village is still ongoing.
Students should avoid the Aspen Street / Midge Street part of town.
UPDATED Tuesday, October 15, 2013 --- 4:35 p.m.
WTMJ, the Milwaukee NBC affiliate, reports that Johnson Creek schools were locked down after someone sent text messages threatening their own family's lives. That is according to police.
It happened around 4:00 p.m. in a subdivision in the west side of the village. Police Department Sgt. Mike Gosh says a SWAT team is currently involved.
Due to the proximity of the threat to Johnson Creek schools, the district posted a notice on its website saying it was on lock down.
UPDATED Tuesday, October 15, 2013 --- 4:30 p.m.
Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2013 --- 4:08 p.m.
The following message has been posted on the Johnson Creek Public Schools website.
"By order of the Jefferson County Sheriff Department, the district is currently on lock down."
The Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept. is not releasing any other information at this time.
Johnson Creek Police say there is an ongoing situation within the village, but that is all they can say at the moment.
The district superintendent says the incident did not occur at a school. Shortly before dismissal at 3:00 p.m., the sheriff's office requested they go into lockdown.
The superintendent says there is a tactical situation on the other side of town, so the lockdown is a precaution to keep students safe.
We will post more information here as soon as it becomes available.