Hunter going home prompts police alert in Madison

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A report of a man with a gun that prompted a police alert in downtown Madison turned out to be a false alarm -- just a guy returning home from hunting.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Police sent the alert around 10:15 a.m. Saturday warning students and staff to avoid one block on West Mifflin Street. The Madison Police Department said it had received multiple reports of a man walking with a shotgun in the area.

City of Madison Police Lt. Stephanie Bradley Wilson tells WISC-TV ( ) the man was returning home from hunting and was walking from his parked vehicle to his apartment with an uncased shotgun. She says there was no danger.

The campus police alert had said the man was wearing a camouflage vest and camouflage face paint.

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