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UPDATE: Man with gun prompts Monday morning school lockdown

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SOUTH WAYNE, WI (WKOW) -- Just after 10:30 Monday morning, the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call.  A woman stated her ex-husband had entered her home and held a gun to her head, threatening her.

The suspect then left the home, but the caller was uncertain as to where he was headed.  Deputies from Lafayette and Green Counties, as well as Shullsburg Police and troopers with the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to South Wayne to assist.

Black Hawk Schools were asked to go into lockdown as a precaution, as the woman's home is within one block of the school. 

The suspect was located at his residence, in the 3000 block of Fritzges Road, in Wayne Township.  After a brief negotiation, he surrendered in the driveway and was taken into custody.  A firearm was not found in his possession.  He's being held at the Lafayette County Jail.
      
This situation remains under investigation.  His name is not being released at this time. 
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SOUTH WAYNE, WI (WKOW) -- The Black Hawk School District was placed on lockdown for a couple of hours Monday morning.

District Administrator, Willy Chambers, tells 27 News the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department asked the school to go on lockdown as there was the report of a man entering a home just two blocks from the school.

It was reported the man was armed with a handgun and they were not sure which direction he had fled and the school was asked to take precautionary measures. 

At this time, the suspect is in custody.  No injuries have been reported.
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