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Area Law Enforcement Respond To Incident In Germantown

Yesterday morning, around 8:37 a citizen contacted the Germantown Police Department Communications Center and reported a subject wearing what they described as a “tactical backpack” while carrying a “long gun”, walking away from a vehicle near Park Avenue and into the wooded area. 


The Germantown Police Department responded and as a precaution, both Kennedy Middle School and MacArthur School were placed into a “hold” status while the matter was investigated. Officers made contact with the subject who was hunting on the land. It was determined that there was no threat to the schools or the community.


The Washington County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department along with the Germantown Fire Department and Germantown Department of Public Works assisted.