Officers find loaded handgun in vehicle parked in downtown Madison; man arrested

Madison police squad car

MADISON, Wis. — A 25-year-old Madison man was arrested on weapons charges after officers found a handgun on the floorboard of a vehicle parked downtown over the weekend, the city’s police department said.

In an incident report, the Madison Police Department said officers were checking a parking lot in the 400 block of West Gilman Street around 4:30 a.m. when they found the gun. The vehicle was parked without a permit in the lot, and the lot’s owner had asked police to provide extra patrols in the area.

According to the report, the .40 caliber Glock handgun had a round in the chamber and a fully loaded magazine.

After officers found the vehicle, they tracked down its owner and arrested him.

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 Dane County Jail.