Close Call for Wausau Police Officer

By: Paige Lambrecht
By: Paige Lambrecht

Police say the incident happened Sunday night around 7 p.m. at the Gas Light Apartments in Wausau.

Officer Jason Rasmussen knocked on the door of 52-year-old Terry Olson's apartment after Olson reportedly refused to pay a cab fare.

When Olson opened the door, he was holding a 22-caliber rifle. Officer Rasmussen tried getting the weapon away from him and the gun went off.

Deputy Chief Paul Luoma said, "Any time a weapon is discharged your concern is for the welfare of everybody involved. Luckily nobody got hurt."

Olson was charged Monday in Marathon County court with recklessly endangering safety and operating a firearm while intoxicated.


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