UPDATE: Teen arrested after toy gun incident in Wausau
WAUSAU (WAOW) -
Wausau police say a teenager is in custody after officers say he ran from authorities on Townline Road.
Police say a caller reported someone with an uncased gun on the 1300 block of Townline Road. When officers arrived on the scene, they say a 17-year-old boy ran away from them. Officers say when they caught up with the teen, he tried to fight them.
"When he came out of the apartment he was defensive and the officers had to physically control him," said Lt. James Wadinski. "They had to take him to the ground and he fought with the officers a little bit and he was eventually arrested."
Police found out the teen had a toy air soft gun. They say they don't know why he ran from them.
Several streets were shut down during the ordeal.
Police say the teenager was taken to the Marathon County Jail. He faces preliminary charges of disorderly conduct, resisting an officer, and bail jumping.