WEDNESDAY, 12/7/2022, 3:30 p.m.

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Hobart/Lawrence Police Department confirms that one officer sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound after an accidental discharge.

Detective Dan Van Lanen spoke with the media on Wednesday afternoon about the incident on Wisconsin Highway 29, which closed down all eastbound lanes.

Van Lanen says the incident started Wednesday morning for a report of a welfare check on a 30-year-old man from Hobart. Officers were unable to make contact with the man in the morning.

Around 1:00 p.m., officers spotted the man driving on the road, and a short pursuit ensued.

The man would eventually pull his vehicle over, and as officers were attempting to subdue him, one officer accidentally discharged their weapon, striking themselves in the hip area.

Van Lanen confirmed that the officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Authorities confirmed to Local 5 News that the suspect has been taken into custody. Motorists can expect traffic delays on WIS 29 as authorities continue to investigate the incident.

As of 5 p.m., WisDOT has stated that all lanes of traffic are back open.

This is a developing story, and Local 5 News will update this when more details emerge.

Wisconsin Highway 29 shuts down in Brown County due to law enforcement activity

WEDNESDAY, 12/7/2022, 1:46 p.m.

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reporting law enforcement activity on Wisconsin Highway 29 in Brown County.

According to WisDOT, all eastbound lanes are blocked because of the incident, and the Wisconsin State Patrol is on the scene.

Authorities report that the incident is on Wisconsin Highway 29 at County FF and began around 1:30 p.m.

There is no information regarding what the incident is or why law enforcement is on the scene.

Local 5 News has a crew on the scene working to find more information.

This is a developing story.