NEW INFORMATION: Wis. official: Stabbed officer in stable condition

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Capitol Police say an officer who was stabbed in a state office building in Milwaukee is in stable condition.

Police say Officer Greg Friberg was stabbed twice in the neck on Wednesday after responding to a duress alarm in the building.

Milwaukee police say they have arrested a 25-year-old West Allis man in the case. They have not yet identified him.

Stephanie Marquis is a spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration, which oversees the Capitol Police. She said in a statement Thursday that Friberg has been with the Capitol Police since 2001 and is frequently assigned to patrol that building. She says he is recovering.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 25-year-old West Allis man is in custody after a Capitol Police officer was stabbed and wounded in a state office building in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee police announced the arrest Wednesday night but provided no details.

Stephanie Marquis is a spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration, which oversees the Capitol Police. She says two Capitol officers responded to a duress alarm in the state office building in Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon. The officers were confronted by a man who stabbed one of them in the neck before fleeing.

Marquis says the injured officer was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition.

Marquis says the officers were not responding to a hostage situation but didn't offer any further information. She says Milwaukee police have taken the lead in the investigation.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Police are searching for a man suspected of stabbing a Capitol Police officer in a state office building.

Stephanie Marquis is a spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration, which oversees the Capitol Police. She says in a statement two Capitol officers responded to what she called a duress alarm in the state office building in Milwaukee early Wednesday afternoon. The officers were confronted by a man who stabbed one of them in the neck before fleeing.

Marquis says the injured officer was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition.

Marquis says the officers were not responding to a hostage situation but didn't offer any further information. She said Milwaukee police have taken the lead in the investigation. A spokesman for that agency didn't immediately return messages.



 
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