Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Carroll University locked down due to sighting of man with a gun


Update! 5:18 PM Turns out it was a moron with an Airsoft rifle.


Thankfully, the man is in custody. TMJ4 is reporting that Carroll University in Waukesha was in lock down after a man with a gun was spotted on campus.

Chopper 4 shows a man taken into custody after officials locked down the Carroll University campus in Waukesha following a report of a man with a firearm.

The lockdown was lifted just after 12:00 p.m. Tuesday.

TODAY’S TMJ4 video showed a man near the scene being taken into custody at that time. There was no initial word on whether that suspect was connected to the lockdown.

Waukesha Central Middle School, Saratoga Middle School, Randall Elementary, Whittier Elementary School and Waukesha’s District Offices were placed on lockdown as well.

TODAY’S TMJ4’s Jermont Terry reports that parents of Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School also received word that the their school was on lockdown. The school did not initially confirm that report.

At about 11:25 a.m., police with guns drawn had closed off Maple Street near the campus, according to TODAY’S TMJ4’s Todd Hicks. It was believed the gunman may live near that location.

According to the text sent out by the university to students and staff, the man was spotted near, “the tennis courts and the Barstow Building on Barstow.”

For those of you unfamiliar with Waukesha and Carroll University, the university is in the middle of a residential area with some commercial development near by. Maple is on the other side of the Middle School away from Carroll University. Nearby landmarks would include La Estacion and Club 400.

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