WENDESDAY, 2/15/2023, 4:00 p.m.
HUDSON, Wis. (WFRV) – Police in western Wisconsin have provided more information regarding the possible active shooter threat on Wednesday morning.
According to a media release, the threat stated an individual was going to shoot up McDonalds and then shoot up a school. Authorities have not confirmed what school was the target, so contact was made with the Hudson School District to inform them of the threat and suggest a lockdown.
Officers were sent to the McDonalds as well as the address of the person who allegedly made the tip to Homeland Security to investigate the validity of the threat.
In addition, law enforcement was sent to the location of the person allegedly making these threats and took the suspect into custody. A search was performed, and the subject did not have any weapons or ammunition in possession to carry out the threat.
An interview with the alleged tipster revealed they were not the person to call in the tip.
“At this point, we believe it was called in as a tip with the intention of swatting the subject,” said the Hudson Police Department. “The subject was released and has been cooperating with our department and this investigation.”
As soon as the information was gathered, the school district was notified, and the lockdown was lifted. Officers are still investigating this incident but do not believe there is any legitimate threat to the community or schools as it relates to this event.
No additional details were provided.
Homeland Security tips authorities of possible active shooter threat in Wisconsin, one in custody
WENDESDAY, 2/15/2023, 1:45 p.m.
HUDSON, Wis. (WFRV) – One person was taken into custody in western Wisconsin after authorities were tipped off of a possible active shooter threat.
According to a Facebook post, on Wednesday morning, the Hudson Police Department received information from Homeland Security about a possible active shooter threat in the City of Hudson.
Officers responded to the information that was available and placed the individual into custody without incident.
At this time, there is no active threat to the community.
Information is very limited, but the Hudson Police Department says they’ll continue investigating this incident and release more information as it’s made available.
Local 5 News will continue to monitor this situation and update this as more details are released.