TUESDAY 6/7/2022 11:55 p.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A suspect is in custody after a lengthy incident on Packerland Drive.
According to Green Bay Police Department, it was notified around 6:40 a.m. Tuesday about a disgruntled JW Enterprises employee in their vehicle in the business’s parking lot.
“We arrived on scene. He made some comments that were rather disturbing and concerning to us. So we wanted to take all precautions and it resulted in where we are at this point today,” said Capt. Ben Allen.
Officers say they did have a standoff with the person. Allen explained the individual made some threats of damage to the business and threatened to shoot.
The department describes the person as a 50-year-old man from Brown County.
After negotiations started, the department described the man was having “what I can describe as a very bad day today.”
“We had concern for his mental health, his mental wellness, so we didn’t want to rush anything into this,” said Allen.
He goes on to explain the department had heard this could have been an active shooter or hostage situation but confirms it was not either of those things. The department was able to confirm the man did not have access to weapons.
Police also used a flash-bang during the incident to “grab his attention.” In addition, officers also used “pepper balls” in the man’s vehicle before he was taken into custody.
Officers explain no one was injured and roads will be open soon.
Original: NOW: ‘Police activity’ at Green Bay business, public to avoid area
TUESDAY 6/7/2022 7:27 a.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Police are asking the public to avoid the area near the main Post Office on Packerland Drive.
According to the Green Bay Police Department, the public is asked to avoid the area of Packerland Drive and Indian Hills Drive. ‘Police activity’ is at a business in that area.
Officials believe that the situation is contained, but reportedly need traffic to avoid the area to create space to work. The ample space will help the keep the public and officers ‘safe’.
Police said the alternate route is to use I-41 as a north and south alternative to Packerland Drive.
No additional information was provided, Local 5 will continue to update this story as more details are released.