One person in custody after police response near N. 60th and Port in Milwaukee

NOW: One person in custody after police response near N. 60th and Port in Milwaukee

Updated: 5:26 a.m. on Jan. 28, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office says one person is in custody following high-speed chase.

Authorities say on Wednesday, January 28 around 12:38 p.m. deputies were driving near 55th and Hampton Avenue when they saw a reckless driver weaving through traffic at 80 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.

Deputies caught up with the car and saw the driver waving a gun. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies tried to pull over the car, but the driver kept going until he stopped near 60th and Mill, and then suddenly took off again. The sheriff’s office says that’s when a chase began. Eventually the driver got out of the car and ran away into a home near 60th and Port.

MCSO’s SWAT team was told the suspect was barricaded in the home. Negotiators eventually got the driver out of the home and took him into custody.

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Updated: 4:39 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says this incident was resolved with one person being taken into custody. 

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

Neighbors told CBS 58 they say they saw a high-speed chase in the area around 12:45 p.m.

“I was just coming out of the house and seen them coming around the corner with a high-speed chase and they guy jumped out and ran in the house so. And then everybody had guns," one neighbor said.

There is no threat to the public. Officials would not release any further details. 


Published: 2:18 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A law enforcement incident has streets blocked off near North 60th and Port Avenue in Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 27. 

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office tweeted for residents to avoid the area as a law enforcement activity is ongoing. 

Milwaukee police are at the scene. 

This is a developing story.

Stick with CBS 58 on air and online for updates. 

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