911 call prompts closure of area near UW, Memorial Union Terrace

911 call prompts closure of area near UW, Memorial Union Terrace

University of Wisconsin-Madison police gave the all clear around Memorial Union and the Helen C. White building Saturday night after investigators say they could not find an armed suspect in the area.

Authorities were called to the area at 6:53 p.m. for a possible domestic incident involving a gun inside the building.

The man called 911 and said he was inside the building with a firearm, but didn’t want police involved, according to a release.

Crews cleared the building, College Library and the terrace just before 10:30 p.m., officials said.

Police are still looking into the incident as a credible threat, but are not counting out the possibility of a false report.

Police sent out WiscAlerts during the incident advising people to avoid the area.