Capitol Police officer in stable condition after stabbed in downtown Milwaukee
Scroll through the slideshow for photos and video of the scene, including Cody Holyoke's full report and an press conference held by MPD
MILWAUKEE - A 66-year-old Capitol Police officer who was stabbed in the state office building in Milwaukee has been listed in stable condition.
An arrested suspect could be charged Thursday.
Officer Greg Friberg was recovering Thursday morning at Froedtert Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
"The suspect believed to be responsible for the stabbing of a Wisconsin Capitol Police officer at the State office building in downtown Milwaukee this afternoon is in custody," according to Sgt. Mark Stanmeyer with Milwaukee Police. "He is a 25-year-old West Allis man."
According to authorities, the officer was stabbed twice in the neck at the Department of Revenue at 6th and Wells.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Administration, the incident happened Wednesday just after 1:00 p.m. Two Capitol police officers responded to a duress alarm on the fourth floor in the State office building.
"When the officers responded, they were confronted by a male suspect who stabbed one of the Capital Police officers in the neck," the department said in a statement. "The injured officer was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. No other State employees are reported to be injured.
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The scene was secured by the City of Milwaukee Police Department, who will be leading the investigation, in cooperation with the Capitol Police.
Investigators are using surveillance video to spot the man and find out more information about the attack. Authorities are also discerning newer security measures.
"We will definitely review security of the building, and if we need to have additional officers here, we will do so," said Milwaukee Police Assistant Chief Edith Hudson.
“Our thoughts are with our injured Capitol Police officer, and we are thankful that he is in stable condition," said Secretary Mike Huebsch with the Department of Administration.
"We are also thinking about all of our officers who put themselves in harm’s way each day, and ask that you send your thoughts to everyone involved in this situation. Thank you for the City of Milwaukee Police Department who responded immediately and will lead the investigation.”
Milwaukee Police ask anyone with information to call 935-7360.
The building was expected to be opened Thursday.
Jaclyn Brandt, Eric Grillaert, Cody Holyoke, Nick Montes and Jay Sorgi contributed to this story