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Incident Report for Case #2017-432270

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

11/30/2017 - 2:51 PM


100 S Marquette St


Christopher L. Hayden, age 38, Madison
Suspect was arrested for 2nd degree reckless endangering safety and failure to comply.


(Second update)

The suspect was booked into the Dane County Jail today.

(First update)

A full SWAT Team was deployed during this incident, which resulted in a peaceful resolution. SWAT Negotiators attempted phone contact with the suspect, Christopher Hayden, repeatedly without incident. The Armored Rescue Vehicle was deployed and pulled up adjacent to the residence so officers could continue to provide verbal instructions via a PA system. Officers could see a person inside the residence, although he refused to engage with officers.

After verbal communication attempts for several hours, Hayden began to yell back out of the residence towards officers at 8:10 PM. He was initially very agitated and upset.  Phone contact was ultimately successful. At approximately 9:45 PM Hayden voluntarily left the residence and met officers where he was taken into custody without further incident. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. 

Charges Pending: 2 counts of 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

Last updated 12/06/2017 at 10:28 AM by PIO Joel Despain


On 11/30/17, at approximately 2:51pm, officers responded to the 100 block of S Marquette St for a person threatening with a gun.  Officers were able to speak to witnesses who believe the subject is inside of a residence. On duty SWAT personnel are deployed and there is a perimeter set up in the area.

MPD is asking the public to stay out of the area until the situation is resolved.

Released 11/30/2017 at 5:01 PM by Lt. Kelly Donahue

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