Police: Madison man who threatened to use gun during argument on north side arrested on gun charges

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MADISON, Wis. — Police officers arrested a 38-year-old man on gun charges after he reportedly threatened to use a gun during an argument near Warner Park Thursday night.

In an incident report, police said officers were called to the 2900 block of North Sherman Avenue just before 9:50 p.m. for a report of a person with a gun. Victims reportedly told police the man tried to start a fight with them and then pulled out a gun and threatened to use it.

Officers found the man at his home nearby and arrested him on tentative charges of disorderly conduct while armed and being a felon in possession of a firearm, as well as a probation and parole warrant.

A woman who was with the man at the time of the argument also reportedly made “threatening gestures and comments to the victims” but did not have a weapon. She was cited for disorderly conduct and released, police said.

Police said no one was hurt and no shots were fired.

News 3 Now is not naming the man or woman at this time as part of a policy not to name people accused of crimes until they have been formally charged in court. Click here to learn more about the policy. The man is currently being held in the Dane County Jail.