Shots Fired At Children’s Hospital Near Milwaukee

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November 14, 2013 9:23 a.m.

Authorities placed a man in custody after shots were fired Thursday at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, outside of Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told reporters Thursday that police had a warrant for a felon in possession of a firearm, who they knew was at a neo-natal unit in the hospital. When police arrived on the scene around noon, the man had a baby in his arms. He put the baby down when officers approached him. The man then ran down a hallway and pulled out a handgun. Police fired multiple shots at the man.

Clarke did not confirm whether the man fired any shots at police.

The man is currently being treated at a hospital in Wisconsin. The baby, the mother, hospital personnel and the police officers are all fine.

Clarke did not have an update on the condition of the man. 

Update: The man shot was 22 years old and sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to Fox News Milwaukee. The police officer who fired shots in the hospital has been placed on administrative duty.

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