Grafton, WI

Upset Grafton man threatened Spectrum worker with gun, police say

JM McBride

Grafton, Wisconsin, police say they have arrested a man accused of “threatening a Spectrum employee with a gun.”

According to a news release from the police, the Spectrum cable worker reported that he was “performing work in a man’s apartment” when the man “allegedly threatened him with a handgun.”

After a brief standoff with police, “police negotiators were able to convince the man to surrender peacefully,” the release says.

It says that the incident started around 7:25 p.m. when police received a call from the Spectrum employee who says the tenant “became upset with him,” although he’s not clear why.
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The Spectrum worker alleged the man was pressing the gun “into his chest, and yelling at him to leave.”

He then shoved him out the door while continuing to press the gun to his chest, according to the Grafton PD’s press release.

When police arrived at the apartment, the man would not come outside or speak to officers, according to Grafton police, who alleged he “made statements that he was armed and was not coming out,” the release says.

Eventually police evacuated the area and brought in negotiators who convinced the man to “surrender peacefully” after about a half hour, the release says.

The release says that the man was “taken into custody” without further incident “ and without force” around 9:40 p.m. A handgun “was recovered in the apartment,” Grafton police wrote.

They did not release the names of the suspect or victim in the case.

The Grafton police press release was dated March 25, 2023.

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