Madison police: Disturbance outside food cart leads to man displaying "assault-style rifle"

MADISON -- Police in Madison shined new light on Monday, October 9th on a situation that unfolded near State Street this past weekend.

Witnesses told Madison police two men were creating a disturbance early Sunday morning while waiting in line to buy food from a food cart near the intersection of State Street and N. Frances Street.

Officials say an employee of the business, a 31-year-old Madison man, came out and tried to settle them down. However, officials say the situation escalated with the two men fighting with the employee. The employee next retrieved a sub compact assault-style rifle and pointed it at one of the men. The men then ran off in the direction of Langdon Street -- just to the north.

Police are trying to determine whether the weapon in this case was real or a facsimile -- as it has not yet been recovered.

Meanwhile, the suspect in this case is being held on unrelated charges.

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