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Friday, June 14, 2024

Woman arrested after violently resisting police officer near Gordon's

An altercation turned physical late Sunday night when UW-Madison Police Department officers attempted to intervene in an argument between two people outside of Gordon's Dining and Event Center, according to witnesses on the scene.

Two UW-Madison students alerted a police officer near the scene as an argument began to escalate. The officer then tried to mediate the situation. One of the people involved in the argument began to violently resist the officer, according to UW-Madison freshman Rachel Wilberg. 

A crowd gathered around the scene on East Campus Mall. Students in Sellery residence hall hurled insults from their windows and were heard shouting "kill the cop killer." 

Several police cars arrived on the scene, and more police officers tried to subdue the person resisting, who was later arrested. 

No citations were issued and no charges will be filed because the woman who was arrested was in a mental health crisis, according to UWPD Public Information Officer Marc Lovicott. She was later transported to a local hospital to receive help. 

UPDATE (March 14, 4:35): This article has been updated to include additional information. 

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