|11/1/2018 1:26:00 PM|
Iowa County Sheriff Steven Michek and Dodgeville Police Chief David Bauer report that officers were called to Iowa and Merrimac Streets in the City of Dodgeville at 9:47 a.m. on Friday October 26 in response to a possible firearm situation.
Iowa County Emergency Management was conducting a training in the area with law enforcement, EMS and fire departments. One of the safety officers identified a noise consistent with a shotgun being cycled from a nearby residence.
This activity was immediately determined to be outside the scope of the training scenario. The safety officers and additional law enforcement officers were sent to the area to investigate the origin of the noise. The training scenario was immediately ended so that this secondary incident could be investigated.
Upon arrival, law enforcement contacted a 62-year-old white male who was interviewed at that location. The area was secured, and the contacted individual was cooperative. The incident remains under investigation, but no charges were filed at this time. There is not believed to be any active or ongoing threat.
Agencies assisting in the investigation include: Iowa County Sheriff's Department, Dane County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin DNR wardens, Dodgeville Police Department, Mineral Point Police Department, and the Platteville Police Department.
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