School in Darlington put on soft lockdown while police search for suspect in domestic incident

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DARLINGTON, Wis. — A school in Darlington was put on a soft lockdown Friday while police searched for a man wanted in connection with a domestic incident involving a knife, the Darlington Police Department said.

Darlington Police Chief Jason King said officers responded to the domestic incident on Wells Street around 11:05 a.m. By the time officers arrived, the man had left.

Police and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office searched the area for the man. The nearby Holy Rosary Grade School was put on soft lockdown, and “police were present on school grounds while details were gathered about the incident,” King said.

Police eventually got in contact with the man by phone, who turned himself in around 2:25 p.m. He was arrested for a probation violation.

No injuries were reported.

News 3 Now is not naming the man 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. He is currently being held in the Lafayette County Jail.