MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police investigate a report of a person with a gun near a school the first day students went back to class.
Tuesday around 10:30 a.m., several officers and detectives from the South Police District were called to the 2200 block of Cypress Way after getting a call that someone had pulled a gun on another person.
While officers searched the area, they got information the suspect might still be in the immediate area. Investigators made contact with the Madison Metropolitan School District since it was the first day of school and students were to be released early around 11:20 a.m. Lincoln Elementary School was near where officers were searching for the suspect.
Staff held children inside the school while officers searched the area. Around 11:15 a.m., officers stopped someone matching the suspect's description. That person was taken into custody, but had not been booked into jail as of Tuesday afternoon.
Officers say they found a BB gun in a nearby apartment. They believe it is the same weapon used in the earlier disturbance.
Around noon Tuesday, Madison police notified the school district and classes resumed normal business operations.
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