Suspect arrested after shots fired reports near Marquette's campus

Police think the suspect is mentally unstable
Posted at 6:10 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 23:16:55-04

Police have arrested a man after reports of possible shots fired near Marquette University Monday afternoon.

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said on the scene that police had a suspect in custody from the nearby senior apartments near 19th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The suspect is believed to have mental issues.

"Marquette University is going to get a search warrant to see if there is one to be recovered," Flynn said. "The subject has some mental issues he is grappling with."

A safety alert went out to students that claimed gunshots were fired, however, police do not believe that was the case. Marquette University Police will conduct a follow-up investigation


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