Armed suspect arrested at Vel Phillips Memorial High School

Madison Police say one person is in custody and a gun was located early Monday morning.
Armed suspect in custody at Vel Phillips Memorial High School, Madison Police say
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 4:12 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 11:50 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - One person is in custody and police are investigating after a pursuit that ended at Vel Phillips Memorial High School early Monday morning.

According to Madison Police, a call came in around 2 a.m. for a person with a gun in the 300 block of S Yellowstone Drive, which is a few blocks away from the high school.

Police say a resident saw a suspect going through their car and confronted the suspect who then pointed a handgun at the resident.

Madison Police say the suspect was spotted by an officer running through a construction area at Vel Phillips Memorial High School. Police took the suspect into custody just before 5 a.m.

Investigators say the gun was also located and MMSD school officials were notified. According to Madison Police, there is no threat to the public. Officers did note that the gun was previously reported as stolen through the department.

In an updated incident report, police identified the suspect as a 21-year-old man. He was taken to the Dane County Jail and was booked on alleged second-degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of a firearm in a school zone and receiving stolen property. He is also accused of criminal damage to property, obstructing and felony bail jumping.

The Madison Metropolitan School District confirmed this wo not delay school start time for MMSD students.

Some of the assisting agencies include the Waunakee Police K-9 unit, McFarland Drone unit, and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.