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Green Bay intersection closure connected to death investigation

Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 6:41 AM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - For continued updates on the death investigation, follow this story: https://www.wbay.com/2020/09/29/large-police-presence-spotted-on-clement-street-in-green-bay/

A suspect wanted in connection to the deaths of two people at a Green Bay apartment was arrested Tuesday morning after a chase in which a police officer was stabbed.

Police say officers attempted to stop the suspect just before 6:30 a.m. There was a crash near the intersection of Dousman Street and N Broadway and the suspect ran off.

Police say the suspect stabbed an officer in the face and then cut himself with a knife.

Officers say the suspect and officer are in surgery and are expected to survive.

The intersection of Dousman and N Broadway will be closed for traffic for some time, police say. Drivers should find an alternate route.

Officers say this suspect is connected to a suspicious death investigation at a small apartment building in the 500 block of Clement Street, south of University Avenue and near Baird Creek Park. The scene remains active Tuesday morning.

Police tell Action 2 News officers found a body in a hallway and then located a second body in an apartment. Police say the two people knew each other. They’re working to positively identify them and notify family.

“When they arrived on scene, they located an individual down in the hallway of this apartment complex. The door to the apartment was open, so they proceeded to clear that when they located another individual who was down,” says Capt. Ben Allen, Green Bay Police.

At about 9 p.m., officers received a 911 call reporting a disturbance at the building.

“A neighbor heard what they thought was a disturbance. They went out and looked and found the individual in the hallway,” says Allen.

Police have processed the scene and interviewed witnesses. Investigators are still working to determine a motive, but they’ve eliminated some possibilities, including murder-suicide and drugs.

“Not a domestic situation,” said Allen.

An Action 2 News photojournalist on the scene late Monday night saw police gathering evidence in plastic bags and taking pictures. Forensic units are processing the evidence.

INITIAL REPORT

Green Bay Police have closed a downtown intersection due to an “ongoing investigation and police activity.”

Dousman Street at N Broadway will be closed for “an undetermined amount of time.”

A damaged vehicle in the median is surrounded by police tape and squad cars.

Police have not released information about this investigation. Action 2 News is working to get details.

Drivers who are headed east or west are asked to use W Walnut/Shawano or W Mason Street.

Ashland Avenue is open to northbound and southbound traffic.

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