Latest: Southbound I-43 temporarily closed due to high-risk traffic stop

MILWAUKEE -- The southbound lanes of I-43 were temporarily shut down just north of Brown Deer Road  on Wednesday, February 3rd because the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office conducted a high-risk stop.

Traffic was diverted off the interstate at Brown Deer Rd. and back on at Good Hope Rd. during the short-term closure.

While conducting the stop, several witnesses called to report a subject pickup up a gun off the freeway nearby. The investigation determined the item was not a gun, but a handheld radio.

The subject involved in the high-risk stop was released after questioning.