Police Arrest Man in Tactical Situation Near Brookfield Elementary School

A 41-year-old man threatened to harm himself, his family and shoot any police officers who came to his Anita Court house, police said.

An armed man who threatened to harm his family, blow up his Anita Court house and shoot police was captured after a short tactical situation Tuesday, police said.

The 41-year-old man, whose identity was not immediately released, was arrested on charges of endangering safety by reckless use of a weapon and unlawful use of telephone, domestic violence related.

According to Brookfield Police Capt. Phil Horter:

Officers were called to the a home in the 18700 block of Anita Court at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday. A man there said he was threatening to kill himself and hurt his wife and family. He warned that if police came, he would shoot them.

Brookfield police officers and detectives set up near the home and called for assistance by the Lakes Area Critical Incident Team, of which the Brookfield police department is a member.

While awaiting the arrival of the tactical team, two Brookfield tactical team members positioned next to the house and with the assistance of Brookfield officers arrested the man as he was loading items into his vehicle. He was armed with a handgun.

The Milwaukee Police Hazardous Device Unit responded to search for any explosives, given the man's threat to blow up the house and appearance of a possible incendiary device. The unit found and disposed of one military device.

Organizers at a Y camp taking place at nearby were told to keep the children inside during the tactical situation. But no one was injured in the incident.


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