Incident: Suicidal Subject
On Friday, January 12, 2018 just after 5am the Platteville Police Department received a call about a subject that had left in a vehicle and was indicating that he was going to harm himself. It was also reported that this person had a rifle in their possession. The vehicle was located unoccupied on Madison Street in the City of Platteville near Moundview Park. The subject was in communication with a family member and at one point law enforcement. Due to the nature and proximity of the incident, contact was made with the Platteville School District and it was determined that school would be delayed. When the subject was not located promptly a further decision was made to cancel classes for the day.
During phone contact with the subject he related that he left the rifle in the park and gave specific information on how to locate it. Members of the Grant County Crisis Resolution Team were able to recover the gun from a wooded area in Moundview Park.
As of this time the subject has not been located. He is believed to be traveling on foot and maybe between the City of Platteville and Belmont, WI. It is unknown if the person is armed with any other weapons, however, there has been no indication that the subject was intending to harm others.
At this time members of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin Department of Justice are attempting to locate the subject.
The Platteville Police Department was assisted by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, Grant County Emergency Management, the Grant County Crisis Resolution Team, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, the UW-Platteville Police Department, the Platteville School District, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Subject Description: m/w, 27 years old, 5’8”, 175lbs, brown hair, brown eyes. The subject has short hair and was wearing a green puffy jacket and a tan t-shirt.
If you see a person matching the description of the subject please contact the Platteville Police Department or your local law enforcement agency.
Platteville Police Department (608)348-2313