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Police: Man waved gun at vehicles, arrested with 2 kids in car

Officers responded to multiple reports of man with firearm

MADISON, Wis. - Police said a person is in custody after multiple reports of a man waving a gun at other vehicles on Madison's west side Thursday.

The Madison Police Department said officers responded to a report of a man in a maroon vehicle waving a gun at a dark-colored SUV in the area of Hammersley Avenue and Whitney Way at about 5:30 p.m.

Multiple callers had reported similar incidents on the west side, according to the report. Callers described a man getting out of his vehicle and pointing the gun at other cars.

Officers spotted the vehicle a short time later and stopped the driver on University Avenue near Craig Avenue.

A gun was found in the vehicle and the 33-year-old man was arrested on a weapons violation, police said.

Two children, ages 2 and 6, were in the vehicle with the man. The kids were turned over to a family member.

No injuries were reported, police said.

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