Standoff Incident At FDL Walmart
A standoff situation in the Walmart parking lot in Fond du Lac ended quickly and without incident Wednesday morning. Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says they got a call shortly before 7:30 a.m. about an apparently despondent man sitting in his car with a gun. The woman who called said she could hear the man talking on a cell phone about “this is what he was going to do” as he held a handgun up towards himself. Officers set up a perimeter around the Walmart parking lot, North Rolling Meadows Drive at Johnson Street was blocked off and neighboring businesses were asked to lock down. Eventually the man was taken into protective custody. No shots were fired and no one was injured. Klein says they take this type of incident very seriously. The whole incident took a little over 20 minutes. Police were assisted by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department, North Fond du Lac Police Department, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.