A Waukesha man was said to have pointed a gun at his wife and kids and threatened to kill them, according to police.
The parents of the wife called police on Sunday around 1:15 p.m. to report that their daughter called for help, heard lots of shouting in the background, and the phone then went dead, according to a police report. Parents told police that their daughter and husband had been having problems.
When police arrived to the home on 2100 block of Kilps Drive the suspect’s wife and kids said he pointed a .45 caliber at them and threatened to shoot them, according to the police report.
Waukesha police locked down an entire west side neighborhood, reported Patch's media partners WISN. Neighbors said police knocked on doors, telling people to hide in their basements because their neighbor had a gun.
The 30-year-old suspect was alone in the house in the basement with a handgun when police arrived, according to the report. He told police he was having a cigarette and would come out afterwards.
Once he came out of the house, he surrendered and was arrested, according to a press release from the Waukesha Police Department.
This case is still being investigated and charges have not yet been referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney.