By Shereen Siewert
WAUSAU — (Updated, 5:09 p.m.) Police are searching for a 34-year old man in connection to a domestic incident in Wausau that prompted police to shut down northbound traffic on 6th Street
Police are searching for Matthew Robinson, who is described as 6’5″ tall and 180 pounds.
Police Chief Ben Bliven said no one has been shot.
Police were called at 7:49 a.m. to a home in the 1000 block of N. 6th Street for a report of gunshots fired, according to a Wausau Police Department news release. Officers made contact with occupants of the home, who were removed from the home. Robinson, who has not yet been located, faces possible charges of first degree recklessly endangering safety, impeding breathing by strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct, police said.
Anyone with information about Robinson’s location should not make contact with him but is asked to call the Wausau Police Department at 715-261-7800.
The owners of Serenity Now Massage & Bodywork, 1015 N. 6th St., tell Wausau Pilot and Review they were headed to their building at around 8 a.m. Saturday when they saw multiple officers in the area and were detoured from their route. Officers told them to get inside their building quickly and stay there.
An hour and a half later, police gave the all-clear.About 10 squad cars and an ambulance were at the scene and officers, many carrying rifles, were seen walking through the area. A squad car blocked northbound traffic at 6th Street at McIndoe Street for more than 90 minutes.
At about 8:40 a.m., a number of officers were seen in a nearby parking lot with weapons pointed while others were walking through the area.
No additional information is expected to be released until after 7 a.m. Sunday, police said.