MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- After Madison police officers and a SWAT team spent hours outside an apartment building trying to make contact with a man accused of making threatening statements earlier that day, they learned he wasn’t there.
Now, police are still trying to locate the man. They did not release his name.
According to the Madison Police Dept., a woman told investigators the man she lives with, who is also the father of her child, pointed a gun at her and threatened her. She said it happened in a car outside their apartment and when he went inside, she stayed behind to call police.
Members of the Madison Police Dept. responded around 8:40 a.m. to the apartment complex, in the 1000 block of E. Wilson St. A SWAT team soon was called in as well. They took positions outside the building and blocked off traffic. Some nearby homes were evacuated as well.
After several hours, they determined the man had left before they arrived. Officers are still trying to track him down and say he could be arrested on a count of second-degree reckless endangering safety, the Madison Police Dept. said.
MPD noted that he has not made any threats toward the community at large.