UPDATE: Green Bay Police arrest person wanted on a warrant
A woman also appeared to be taken into custody late Tuesday afternoon
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE: Green Bay Police tell Action 2 News a person wanted on a warrant has been taken into custody following an hours-long situation on the city’s west side Tuesday afternoon.
Action 2 News was told by Green Bay Police that a man was arrested without incident around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after police had been on the scene for about five hours.
At this time, police still haven’t disclosed what the man was wanted for, however they say they have dealt with the man before.
Earlier in the day, officials said they thought the person wanted may have been armed, however police say he wasn’t armed at the time of his arrest.
A flash-bang could be seen and heard exploding in front of a house near the are of the 700 block of Kellogg Street earlier in the day.
In a notice provided earlier in the day, police said “the situation is contained but [we] would ask everyone to avoid the area. We hope to have it cleared up soon.”
A short time before the person wanted was taken into custody, an Action 2 News crew saw a woman appear to be taken into custody by law enforcement agencies at the scene. Green Bay Police say the woman was a relative of the suspect, however they did not say what her role was in the situation.
In an interview following the suspect’s arrest late Tuesday afternoon, police said they believe the scene should be cleared by 6 p.m.
Check back for updates in this developing story.
INITIAL REPORT: A flash-bang was seen and heard exploding in front of a house on Green Bay’s west side Tuesday afternoon as police focused on a person wanted on a warrant. Police thought he might be armed.
Officers are in the 700 block of Kellogg St. Police did not tell Action 2 News the name of the person or why they’re wanted. In a public notice, police said, “The situation is contained but [we] would ask everyone to avoid the area. We hope to have it cleared up soon.”
Police added, “The community is not in any danger.”
An Action 2 News crew saw a woman appear to be taken into custody by law enforcement agencies at the scene, however it wasn’t immediately clear what her role was in the situation.
Officials with the Green Bay Area Public School District (GBAPSD) say they are coordinating with local law enforcement regarding the situation, which is about two blocks from Fort Howard Elementary School.
According to the district, police have given permission for students to be dismissed as normal from school. Police said buses and students will be routed away from the area. District officials said the after school program will continue but there won’t be any students playing outdoors, out of caution.
This comes after earlier in the day, the GBAPSD said Fort Howard Elementary School was in a “secure the building - outside situation” mode due to the search, and no one was allowed to enter or leave the building at this time. They had also previously asked parents to not drive or walk to the school, due to possibly ending up in an unsafe situation.
Action 2 News is working to get more information and will update this story.
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