Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2012 --- 4:25 p.m.
From the Madison Police Department:
09/04/2012 - 10:32 AM
2200 Cypress Way @ Sequoia Trail
IN CUSTODY -
NOT BOOKED INTO DCJ AS OF THIS TIME
On Tuesday morning, 09/04, at approximately 10:30 a.m., several officers and detectives from the South Police District responded to the 2200 block of Cypress Way regarding a subject who had "pulled a gun" on another person.
The complainant provided a general description of the suspect, and a possible vehicle involved. While officers were in the area searching, information was further developed that a possible suspect was still in the immediate area.
As the suspect search continued, MPD made contact with the Madison Metropolitan School District since it was the first day of school and an "early release" was scheduled at 11:20 a.m. for some students who attend Lincoln Elementary School (located on Sequoia Trail and in the same area where the officers were searching for the subject with a gun). Consequently, Lincoln school staff held children in the school while MPD officers were investigating searched the immediate area for a suspect.
At approximately 11:15 a.m., officers stopped an individual matching the suspect description while existing 2217 Cypress Way. This individual would eventually be taken into custody. In a nearby apartment, a B.B. gun was located by investigating officers and is believed to be the weapon used in the earlier disturbance.
As of 2:30 p.m. this date, MPD detectives and officers are still interviewing the subject. Once that process is completed, the subject will be booked into the Dane County Jail (identity to be released at that time). At approximately 12:00 p.m., MPD notified MMSD and Lincoln School then resumed normal business operations.