UW Police explain lack of campus alert about food cart assault-style rifle incident
MADISON, Wis. — Parents and students have been asking the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department why they did not send out a campuswide alert Sunday when a food cart employee pointed an assault-style rifle at two men who had gotten into a fight in the food line, according to a Facebook post from UWPD.
UWPD explained that by the time they learned about the off-campus incident and determined it was not a hoax, the City of Madison Police Department had arrested the man with the gun and booked him into jail, according to UWPD.
“We had made the conclusion that there was no threat to campus and it was not necessary to alert our community about a threat,” UWPD said in the post.
Students and Parents,
We wanted to take a moment to address an incident that happened over the weekend off campus that…
Two men were creating a disturbance around 1:45 a.m. while waiting in line to buy food from Leia’s Lunchbox, a food cart that was set up in the 500 block of Frances Street, officials said.
There were injuries from the physical altercation, but no shots were fired, according to the release.
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