Police shoot gun-wielding wanted man inside Wisconsin children’s hospital

By David Ferguson
Thursday, November 14, 2013 14:28 EDT
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Sheriff David Clarke Milwaukee via screencap
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Police in Milwaukee, WI were trying to serve a warrant at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin when the individual named in the warrant pulled a gun. According to Milwaukee’s Fox 6 News, police gunned the suspect down, but did not kill him.

UPDATE (2:32 p.m.): Police reportedly entered the hospital with knowledge that the man sought in the warrant they were trying to serve could be armed.

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke told reporters that the man was visiting an infant in the Neonatal Progressive Care Unit on the hospital’s seventh floor. When officers entered the ward, the man laid down a baby that he was holding and tried to run away.

During the pursuit, he produced a weapon. Officers wounded the suspect and took him into custody.

Clarke would not comment on the location of the shooting with regards to infants and mothers in the hospital.

The hospital was locked down until just before 2:30 p.m. and some patients and personnel are outside the building attempting to get back in.

Watch Sheriff David Clarke’s statement to reporters, embedded below via Fox News 6:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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