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UPDATE: Multiple men allegedly stabbed in Gillett, suspect in custody

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THURSDAY 12/16/2021 12:39 p.m.

GILLETT, Wis. (WFRV) – A man has been taken into custody after allegedly stabbing two people on Thursday morning.

According to the Gillett Police Department, at around 5:45 a.m., police responded to a home located at the 300 block E. First Street in Gillett for reports that two men had been stabbed and the possibly armed suspect could still be in the home.

Following the initial report, multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene where they tended to the individuals who had been injured before those individuals were taken to a local hospital for further medical treatment.

Police say as they were securing the scene, they determined the suspect was no longer at the scene and that this was not a random act of violence but isolated to the involved persons.

However, for safety precautions, Gillett School District was placed in a temporary lockdown while police continued to canvas the city for the suspect.

At around 8:45 a.m. authorities say the suspect was taken into custody at a home located in the 100 block of S. Richmond Street. Police confirm that there is no danger posed to the public at this time in relation to this incident.

The suspect will reportedly be facing multiple criminal charges.

UPDATE: Gillett School District lifts secure hold, resuming normal school-day operations

THURSDAY 12/16/2021 9:15 a.m.

GILLETT, Wis. (WFRV) – The Gillet School District announced that the secure hold imposed on Thursday morning has been lifted.

According to district officials, staff, students, and faculty are now proceeding as normal and all regular school activities have resumed.

Original Story: Gillet School District placed under ‘secure hold’ following situation

THURSDAY 12/16/2021 8:33 a.m.

GILLETT, Wis. (WFRV) – The Gillett School District announced Thursday morning that students have been placed under a “secure hold” due to an incident happening in town.

According to district officials, they were made aware of a situation happening in town that prompted them to place students arriving at school this morning to be placed in a “secure hold”.

School officials say that due to unfortunate timing they couldn’t have their students stay on the buses, so moved students into their school buildings. The district assures the public that its buildings are the safest place for students at this time.

No more information is available at this time. Local 5 will continue to update this story as it progresses.

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