Fort Atkinson police take suspect into custody after threat made to local business

Fort Atkinson Kwik Trip

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. — One person has been taken into custody after a threat was made to a Fort Atkinson business Wednesday night.

A post from Fort Atkinson police said officials received a complaint of a threat to a local business, though police would not address the nature of the threat.

A large law enforcement presence shut down at least one street near a convenience store. Authorities were actively investigating the area near the Kwik Trip on Madison Avenue, just off of Highway 12 and the Highway 26 interchange.

Police said the suspect was arrested a short distance from the scene. Authorities have not yet released the person’s name.

The threat is unsubstantiated and there is no immediate danger to the public, according to the post. The incident remains under investigation.

Police temporarily blocked Reena Avenue near the Kwik Trip, and patrol cars could be seen blocking the entrance to the store.

The Fort Atkinson Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Department assisted at the scene. Firefighters and emergency medical services also responded.