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UPDATE: Suicidal Man Located By Police


A man threatening to harm himself in the Platteville area has ben located by authorities. Accoding to a post on the Platteville Police Department’s Facebook page the man was located early this afternoon and taken into protective custody. According to police, officers received a call at about 5:00 AM about a man threatening to harm himself while armed with a rifle. The man’s vehicle was later found unoccupied. Due to its location near a school, police and district leaders from the Platteville Schools chose to cancel classes for today. The rifle the man was carrying was later found by police in a local park. Belmont schools were placed on a “soft lockdown.” That means that classes ran as scheduled, but there was no outdoor recess.

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