MPD: Driver threatens road construction crew with gun

Madison police squad

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police responded to an alleged gun threat against a road construction crew Tuesday morning.

Police were sent to the 1300 block of Hickory Street at 11:10 a.m. for a report of a weapons offense. Officials said an asphalt crew was working in the area when a vehicle came through the construction zone at 40 mph and nearly struck a worker, according to Madison police spokesperson Ryan Kimberley.

Another construction worker reportedly raised his arms at the driver as the vehicle passed. Police said the driver slammed on the brakes and got out of the vehicle, pulled a gun from his waistband and racked the slide of the gun.

The workers stepped away from the driver, who picked up the round he ejected before driving away.

An investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.