Police: Man with knife at PSB prompts brief downtown Madison street closure

MADISON, Wis. - A downtown Madison street was shut down for an hour Tuesday morning as officers negotiated with an armed man, police said in a news release. 

The Madison Police Department said a block of West Doty Street was briefly closed at about 5:30 a.m. while 41-year-old Fitcedric Calvin was in the foyer of the Public Safety Building. 

A Dane County sheriff's deputy said Calvin was stabbing at a window glass in the building with a knife.

Police responded with many officers, including a trained SWAT negotiator and two mental health liaison program officers.

Less lethal options, including the police department's relatively new 40 mm launcher, were also brought to the scene, according to the report. Negotiations with Calvin were successful and he was taken into custody without anyone getting hurt, police said.

Calvin is facing charges of failure to comply with officer’s attempt to take person into custody and disorderly conduct while armed.

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