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Incident Report for Case #2018-63752

Incident Type


Incident Date

02/20/2018 - 10:28 AM


Timber Lake Trail


Brian N. Campbell, age 30, Madison
Suspect was arrested for second degree reckless endangering safety.


(Third update)

Subject matter experts from the Environmental Protection Agency's regional office in Chicago have arrived on scene this morning. They are currently in the assessment phase of their mission, and will call in contractors this afternoon to begin the cleanup. A timeframe for how long the job will take is not currently known.

(Second update)

It was determined today that a garage associated with the suspect's apartment contains more chemicals. Due to the volume and toxicity from the totality of all that has been discovered, the Environmental Protection Agency is now dispatching a crew from its regional office in Chicago to further assess the site. A cleanup process could take several days and those displaced will not be able to return to their homes while it takes place; however, residents have been afforded the opportunity to remove valuables and other possessions from their apartments. The MPD and other agencies are continuing to investigate the suspect's motive.

(First update)

Residents of an apartment building will not be allowed back into their homes this morning as experts continue to evaluate chemicals found inside an apartment. Its resident, Brian N. Campbell, age 30, has been arrested for second degree reckless endangering safety as a number of chemicals were deemed to have created a potentially volatile situation. At this time, evidence does not suggest this was a meth lab, but what exactly the suspect was doing with the materials has not been thoroughly evaluated. Subject matter experts from several federal agencies are collaborating to identify the chemicals and their potential use.

Last updated 02/22/2018 at 10:31 AM by PIO Joel Despain


The MPD and Madison Fire Department responded to an apartment on Timber Lake Trail this morning following odor complaints. Out of an abundance of caution the apartment building was evacuated, and investigators are currently working with other agencies to determine the source of the odor.

Released 02/20/2018 at 3:55 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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