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UPDATE: Suspect arrested after tactical situation, lockdown in Johnson Creek

Scene outside Johnson Creek Elementary / Courtesy: Cheresa Johnson Scene outside Johnson Creek Elementary / Courtesy: Cheresa Johnson

JOHNSON CREEK (WKOW) -- Police say they've arrested a suspect involved in a tactical situation that led to the lockdown of schools in Johnson Creek.

Johnson Creek Police Chief Gary Bleecker says officers responded to a home in the 500 block of Aspen St. for a report that a 42-year-old man threatened to harm some of his relatives. Relatives indicated the man was alone, intoxicated and said he may want suicide by cop.

When police arrived, Bleecker says the man was unwilling to answer the door or talk to officers.

Police later called in the Jefferson County SWAT Team. The area was barricaded off and homes were evacuated as a precaution. Around 5 p.m., Bleecker says the suspect came out of his home and tried to get in his car, where he was taken into custody. 

The home is a few blocks from schools in Johnson Creek, so they were locked down as a precaution. The lockdown was lifted around 4:45 p.m.


JOHNSON CREEK (WKOW) -- The Johnson Creek School District says students have been cleared to be released.

A post on the district's Facebook page says students are to avoid the Aspen Street/Midge Street part of town.

Our affiliate in Milwaukee, WISN-TV, reports that a SWAT team was called to a home at Midge St. and Parkview Drive. Police say the tactical situation is ongoing.


JOHNSON CREEK (WKOW) -- The Johnson Creek School District says it is on lockdown by order of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

A mother of a student at Johnson Creek Elementary says other parents are waiting at a restaurant near the school to pick up their children. 

Police in Johnson Creek tell our Milwaukee affiliate, WISN-TV, there is a tactical situation on Parkview Drive, which is several blocks from the elementary school.

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