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PD: Man Threatens to Shoot Wife, Kids

The man was arrested after he told police he would comply with their demands after having a cigarette.

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.

Fred van der Wal March 11, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Another example of a law abiding citizen who would never use his gun to threaten someone else.........NOT!
michelle March 11, 2013 at 09:44 PM
I'm glad everyone is ok. The lord was watching.
gg March 12, 2013 at 12:07 AM
The guy's in the house and the police shut down the whole west side of the neighborhood! Talk about drama. GEEZ.
the 'sha guy March 12, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Fred...he wasn't law abiding. Nice try though.
Mr Lundt March 12, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Fred I what country is the man in the story law abiding? Of course when you have an extreme agenda and are ignore the constitution facts are of no concern to you.
Born Free March 12, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Stoner's say and do the silliest things these day's. This crap happens everyday in America's hoods and you can bet your last dollar this guy is just another stoner! Cocaine, crack, heroin or pot? I'd say the guy is a heroin junkie and a casual pot smoker. Heroin is cheaper then cocaine and crack and about as common as pot but not as cheap as pot. Heroin use is an epidemic in this country among people between 25 and 35 y/o regardless of a person's economic stature. It makes people very very irrtable and antagonistic. If the leftists want more back ground checks for all gun purchases, 'more' should better darn well mean drug screening and back ground checks for any past misdemeanor or felony drug related offenses and charges!
Community Lady March 12, 2013 at 06:03 PM
It is ridiculous to assume this was a situation where the perpetrator was a heroin user/addict. Common sense and past experience shows that heroin addicts use guns only for clumsy robberies and rarely discharge them. They just want the money for more heroin. This is clearly an emotional management issue, and having a gun handy, once again, escalates a domestic issue into a deadly situation. Stop changing the subject.
Community Lady March 12, 2013 at 06:04 PM
However, you are right, Born Free, in that we do have a serious community heroin problem but the ages start at 14 not 25.
Jaime Lannister March 12, 2013 at 08:13 PM
He was law abiding... until he wasn't.

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