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UPDATE: Wausau Police find person of interest in shooting incidentSubmitted: 07/07/2018
UPDATE: Wausau Police find person of interest in shooting incident
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
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dsherek@wjfw.com

WAUSAU -
On Sunday, the Wausau Police Department located Matthew Robinson, a man considered a person of interest in a shooting incident.

Police received an anonymous tip that Robinson was in a Rothschild area hotel according to the department. Members of the Wausau Police Department, Marathon County Sheriff's Department, and Rothschild Police Department all responded. 

According to the Wausau Police Department, as officers approached the building Robinson was seen leaving. He fled on foot when he saw the officers. A short pursuit on foot then began and the Marathon County Sheriff's Office K-9 Radar was able to apprehend Robinson.

In a press release, the Wausau Police Department said it "would like to thank the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, the Rothschild Police Department, and the Marathon County District Attorney's office for their assistance in resolving this incident quickly and safely. We would also like to thank the community for their assistance."





The Wausau Police Department needs help locating a person of interest. 

According to the department, officers responded to a report of a gunshot in a home on the 1000 block of N. 6th Street in Wausau Saturday morning. No one was injured.

Officers made contact with people at the home and removed them, but the suspect was not located. 

The police department is looking for Matthew Robinson, a white male, 34. He is 6' 5" and 180 pounds. Robinson is considered a subject of interest. 

There are five possible charges in the incident including recklessly endangering safety, battery, and impede breathing by strangulation according to the department.

If you know Robinson's location contact the Wausau Police Department at 715-261-7800.

More information will be released on Sunday.


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