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Police Taser knife-wielding suspect who allegedly caused mayhem on I-90

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Janesville Police used Tasers to disable a knife-wielding suspect after a rampage on I-90 which left one woman injured.

Police say that around 4:51 p.m. on Friday, a woman was riding in a vehicle with a man with whom she had a domestic relationship, on I-90 near Janesville. The two had an argument, which escalated as the man grew increasingly "erratic and violent," she told police.

Soon after, they were involved in a traffic accident, near the 172 mile marker.

Janesville Police and Fire were called to the scene, and while they were en route, received information that the male suspect was threatening people on the interstate with a knife. He ran from the scene before police arrived.

The woman involved was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injures, which police say were caused by the suspect, and not the accident.

Around 5:06 p.m., police officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Deerfield Drive, where they had received complaints that a man, matching the description of the suspect in the accident, was damaging and attempting to break into vehicles.

Police say the suspect was standing in the middle of the road when they arrived.

Two officers ultimately used their Tasers to subdue the armed man, who was then taken into custody and transported to a hospital for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained in the accident.

The incident is still under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol, while the Janesville Police Department is investigating the possible domestic disturbance involving the knife.

The name of the suspect has not yet been released. 


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