Wisc. School Lockdown Ends After Man's Arrest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

VILLAGE OF JOHNSON CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- A school lockdown in southeastern Wisconsin has ended with the arrest of a 42-year-old man.

Police Chief Gary Bleecker says police were called to the man's home in the Village of Johnson Creek shortly after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after the man's relatives received threatening text messages from him.

According to Bleecker, the relatives indicated the man was intoxicated, had firearms in his residence and might be considering "suicide by police."

Nearby Johnson Creek schools were placed on lockdown. The man refused to come out of the home when officers arrived.

Tactical officers surrounded the home and nearby residents were evacuated. The man was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. when he tried to run to his car.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the school district was released from the lockdown.

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