SWAT, FBI, ATF search finds weapons “stockpile;” Madison man arrested

Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 12:40 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2021 at 2:37 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Federal agents joined the Madison Police Department’s SWAT team to search the home of a Madison man who was previously accused of pointing a gun at someone and shooting at a cat during a domestic incident.

Christopher Perrote, 35, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. The FBI and ATF partnered with police officers to search the 3000 block of Lindbergh St., an MPD incident report said.

An MPD investigation determined Perrote likely had a stockpile of weapons, ammo, gas mask and body armor. Investigators also found Perrote allegedly made vague threats about mass killing and building bombs, officials said.

In August, Perrote was allegedly involved in a domestic incident where he pointed a gun at a victim and then fired at a cat, which was unharmed.

Earlier in the year, officers were called to the home after police received several noise complaints. Perrote reportedly pointed a gun at one of the responding officers who was outside the home. Because, however, Perrote did not know police had responded to the scene, officers did not have probable cause to act.

Perrote was booked into the Dane County Jail Thursday for the tentative charges of 2nd Degree Reckless Endangering Safety, Disorderly Conduct While Armed and Unlawful Use of Computerized Communication Systems.

All of the charges included domestic violence enhancers.

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