MPD: Hostage situation near 78th and Calumet ends without anyone seriously hurt; suspect in custody
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A hostage situation in Milwaukee Monday morning, March 22, ended without anyone seriously hurt.
Just before 4 a.m., police were called to 78th and Calumet, after a report of gunshots and children yelling. Authorities determined it was a domestic violence incident involving a man and woman inside a residence.
When police arrived, two children were able to escape from inside.
After several hours of negotiations, the suspect -- who police say is a 32-year-old Milwaukee man -- fired a shot. Police then entered the residence and were able to rescue a woman inside, identified as a 30-year-old Milwaukee woman.
Officers were met with gunfire but did not return fire, police say.
Large police presence near 78th & Calumet. Police say a shooting, nothing more. Residents have been evacuated and a MCTS bus is on scene.— Kim Shine (@KimShineCBS58) March 22, 2021
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The suspect was taken into custody.
The 30-year-old woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Police say she was not shot.
Milwaukee police continue to investigate.
If you are in a domestic violence situation, Milwaukee police urge you to reach out to the department as they have many resources to assist.