UPDATE: Woman dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

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UPDATED Wednesday, August 6, 2014 -- 10:12 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. -- The woman who shot herself yesterday afternoon in the Research Park area of Madison has died from her injuries.

UW-Madison Police say Jean Gibson shot herself soon after police found her in some brush. Police had looked for her for several hours after reports surfaced that she was walking in the area with a gun and had made threats.

The investigation is still open.

Editorial Note: Normally NBC 15 does not report suicides or suicide attempts. Yesterday's story and today's update are an exception based on the police resources used during this case and the disruption for people who work in the Research Park area.


UPDATED Tuesday, August 5, 2014 --- 4:07 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. --- The woman police had been looking for Tuesday has been found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

UW-Madison police say Jean Gibson shot herself once and was taken to the hospital. Investigators say no police officers fired.

A mounted patrol officer spotted Gibson late Tuesday afternoon in the Research Park area of west Madison.


UPDATED Tuesday, August 5, 2014 --- 3:52 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. -- The UW-Madison has confirmed that the woman police have been looking for near Research Park has been found.

Police have spent much of the day looking for S. Jean Gibson. Gibson was believed to have had a gun with her and police had said she may try to harm herself.


UPDATED Tuesday, August 5, 2014 --- 11:50 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. --- UW Health Spokesperson Susan Smith tells NBC15 News that the WisPIC health building will be closed the rest of Tuesday afternoon, including the psychiatric and sleep clinics.

If you had an appointment at the psychiatric clinic and need to reschedule, call 263-6100.
The sleep clinic will reopen at 6 Tuesday night.

About 300 people work in the building.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MADISON, Wis. --- UW-Madison police are looking for a woman seen near the Research Park who may be armed.

UW-Madison police say her name is S. Jean Gibson. She was last seen leaving UW Research Park area and is possibly armed.

Gibson is in her 70's and is believed to he wearing a blue shirt, a red and black hat, and have black backpack.

Police are concerned she may try to harm herself. Roads in the area have been blocked.

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