Two incidents cause multiple lockdowns in Marshfield
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Two separate incidents were responsible for multiple lockdowns March 8 in the city of Marshfield.
At approximately 10:50 a.m., Marshfield Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of East Blodgett Street, Marshfield, where a female reported having the back window of her vehicle shattered by a male subject with a gun. Officers responded, crisis negotiations took place, and the male surrendered to officers peacefully at 11:25 a.m.
The man stated he owns a gun, but it was not in his possession, and that he broke the window with his fist. The man did have cuts on his wrist and hand consistent to breaking a window. The gun was found secured in a safe. Due to this incident, Madison Elementary, Marshfield High School, and Tiny Tigers Daycare were under a soft lockdown.
During the above incident, dispatch received a call from Marshfield Medical Center Security at 11:10 a.m. that a male was witnessed holding a gun while in a vehicle parked at the hospital and proceeded to enter the facility with the gun.
Marshfield officers and the Wood County Sheriff’s Department responded and began searching for the subject. Contact was made with the female owner of the vehicle, and she explained that her adult son and husband work at the Medical Center. She said that her son would have been the driver of the vehicle.
Contact was made with the son, and he was not in possession of the weapon but did admit to playing with an airsoft gun while in his vehicle on the campus. The weapon was confiscated from the glove box of the vehicle. No criminal events to place during this incident. The Marshfield Medical Center and Grant Elementary were placed on a lockdown until the subject was located.