KENOSHA, Wis. - Kenosha County deputies were called to the Kwik Trip in Somers on 31st Street for a male subject in the store with a rifle.
The subject was confronted by KSD deputies and a supervisor. The subject who was also armed with a knife in his hand was tased by law enforcement and taken into custody.
The investigation revealed that the man went to the store to confront a female Kwik Trip employee that he previously worked with at a local grocery store. The female employee told deputies that he pointed the gun at her and said if anyone comes near him, he would shoot her.
When the man was confronted by law enforcement, he did in fact drop the rifle, but raised a knife to his own neck and was yelling for deputies to shoot him. It was at this point that the man was tasered by law enforcement. It was later discovered that the rifle he was carrying was a realistic-looking airsoft rifle.
He was arrested and transported to the Kenosha County Jail. Charges are being requested for Felony Terroristic Threats, DC while Armed, and a Restraining Order Violation.
No patrons or officers were injured during the incident.
This is an active investigation.
The public is encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau with any information at 262-605-5102 or anonymously to the Kenosha County Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.