Sword-wielding man arrested near Madison Amazon facility

No injuries were sustained during the incident
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 7:17 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 8:28 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A suspect reported to be armed with “a very large sword” was taken into custody Monday night after he allegedly threatened to use it on the person he was searching for.

According to the Madison Police Department, officers found the 48-year-old man after responding shortly after 9 p.m. to a wooded area near the Amazon Distribution Center, on the city’s near east side.

An MPD sergeant found the suspect soon after arriving on the scene and took him into custody. The sergeant also found the sword.

The suspect was taken to the Dane Co. jail where he was booked on counts of disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

The MPD investigation is ongoing and investigators are asking anyone with information to call 608-255-2345 or to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers where tips can be made anonymously.

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