By Tim Kowols
No one was taken into custody after a Union man threatened suicide, forcing law enforcement officials to close State Highway 57 for about an hour Wednesday evening. At around 6:30 p.m., the Door County Sheriff’s Department received word about the situation at a residence near the Door-Kewaunee County line where a man made suicidal threats after having an argument with his wife. The Sheriff’s Department called in multiple units from Door and Brown counties including SWAT teams to close down the highway as a precautionary measure and for extra help after reports that the man could have been armed. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says after having a conversation with the man, his wife, and other family members, it was decided no arrests were needed.
McCarty says they did leave information about mental health awareness with the couple as a proactive measure as the country continues to struggle with the issue.