Washington County Authorities Arrest Man Wielding A Knife

(Addison) Washington County authorities arrested a man late Thursday night who was armed with a knife and attempting to stab multiple people. Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Sunset Drive in the town of Addison around 9:24pm.

Upon arrival, law enforcement observed the man holding a knife near a woman in an enclosed porch. The suspect retreated into the main portion of the residence and the woman was evacuated to a position of safety by deputies. The 19-year-old had several minor defensive knife wounds and strangulation marks on her neck. Authorities also had contact with another resident of the home that was chased out at knifepoint prior to their arrival.

The deputies set a perimeter on the home with assistance of the Wisconsin State Patrol. Due to a language barrier, mutual assistance was requested by West Bend Police. Law enforcement was able to make contact with the 20-year-old suspect who told interpreters (quote) “ask them to kill me” and “no one is leaving this house alive.” Sheriff’s officials determined that two additional victims barricaded themselves inside the home, in separate bedrooms.

With a possible hostage situation, SWAT was called to the scene. Authorities say the suspect failed to comply with orders, and emergency entry was made by SWAT. The man jumped from a second-story window and fled on foot before being taken into custody. Officials say the individual has no direct ties to any of the residents of the home and is originally from Nicaragua.

He currently resides in Chicago, but his immigration status is under investigation. The suspect is facing charges of First-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Disorderly Conduct while Armed, Strangulation, and Failure to Comply.