Police have shot and arrested a man at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The incident occurred late Thursday morning at the Milwaukee area hospital, and the building is now in lock-down.
Milwaukee police were at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to serve a felony warrant for the 22-year-old gunman. The man was holding his baby when police arrived, but set the child down and bolted rather than giving himself up.
Officers opened fire on the man after they saw that he had a handgun on his person. No one else was injured in the shooting.
Officials say that after running down a hallway, the man turned towards officers in a threatening manner, this is when they noticed the weapon. He did not fire any shots at the police.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the 22-year-old man who was not readily identified, has prior felony convictions, mostly drug related. He was arrested twice in 2009 and once in 2011.
Milwaukee County Sherrif David Clarke says that “This is not a situation where a guy came in to shoot somebody,” although he was unsure why the man had a brought a handgun to the maternity ward.
The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin remains in lockdown as a result of the shooting, a live video of the scene can be viewed on the USA Today webpage.