MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The FBI's top official in Milwaukee says the arrest of an ex-girlfriend of the man who fatally shot six people at a Sikh temple is not connected to the slayings.
Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson said during a briefing Wednesday at FBI offices in Milwaukee that Misty Cook was arrested on a weapons violation after investigators interviewed her. But, federal officials say she has been cooperative and has since been released.
Authorities have identified the gunman as Wade Michael Page. Carlson says Page shot himself in the head after he was shot in the body by one of the first officers to arrive at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Sunday.
SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) -- Police in South Milwaukee say they've arrested the ex-girlfriend of a man who shot and killed six worshipers at a Sikh temple Sunday before police shot and killed him.
Police Chief Ann Wellins released a statement Tuesday saying Misty M. Cook has been arrested on a tentative charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
There was no immediate indication that her arrest was linked to Sunday's shooting. Police refused to provide additional details.
Messages left with Wellins and prosecutors were not immediately returned. The voicemail on Cook's cellphone was full and wouldn't accept a message.
Cook was the ex-girlfriend of Wade Michael Page, who was involved with white supremacy groups.
Details of Cook's felony conviction weren't immediately clear. Online court records didn't list any felony prosecutions.