The man arrested Monday after a standoff with officers investigating a report of shots fired near the Marquette University campus says he intentionally made the gunfire-like sounds.
When questioned by Marquette University Police Department detectives, the man admitted he intentionally made sounds to mimic gunfire to intimidate neighbors he was in a dispute with.
The incident started around 3:25 p.m. Monday when the Marquette University Police Department officers were called to respond to a disorderly subject inside an apartment unit located at 520 N. 20th St.
When officers arrived, several witnesses who were hiding behind an office desk told officers the man was in his apartment firing a weapon. Officers attempted to make contact with the subject, but he refused to exit his apartment.
As a precaution, MUPD sent a text alert to the Marquette community, and nearby university buildings were locked down. After approximately 90 minutes, the subject surrendered to police without incident.
A subsequent search of the man’s apartment did not turn up any firearms or other evidence of gunfire.
The man was arrested and the case will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for review and possible charges.
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