Madison police arrest domestic violence suspect who walked into traffic, pointed gun at self

MADISON, Wis. — Madison Police say officers used a taser and a K-9 to arrest a man considered a person of interest in a domestic violence incident Thursday after the man walked into traffic with a gun pointed at himself.

The incident happened just after 8 a.m. near the intersection of S. Stoughton Road and Pflaum Road.

The 33-year-old man, who was not identified by police, allegedly tried to drive away from officers in the 5000 block of Camden Road, just off of S. Stoughton Road on Madison’s southeast side. Officers used spike strips to stop the car, but police say the man then got out of the car and started running.

That’s when police say the man pulled out a handgun and pointed it at himself while walking into traffic on S. Stoughton Road.

Police say officers used two “less than lethal” options — the taser and the K-9 unit — to arrest the man. He faces several possible felony charges related to the domestic violence incident, running from police, and having a gun as someone previously convicted of a felony.