Stabbing forces Brookfield schools into lockdown, officials say

Some schools were placed on lockdown after a stabbing occurred Monday afternoon in suburban Brookfield, officials said.

Law enforcement urged anyone near the 4400 block of Madison Avenue to "please stay away and indoors."

"It’s a quiet suburb and to see that firsthand – almost is shocking," said Nicholas Guerrero, who lives one block away and saw police respond and help the victim out of a house.

"He looked to be conscious and OK. Then I see them bring out the canine units and they started looking in the back alley," Guerrero added.

Brookfield police say there was a weapon recovered on scene, but the suspect took off. The crime happened just one block from Congress Park Elementary School.


"I get an emergency alert on my cellphone that says that my daughter is in a soft lockdown, so I start panicking," said Desiree Martinez.

The school’s regular dismissal time of 3:15 p.m. was pushed back to 4:20 p.m. for the lockdown and until police gave the all clear.

No further details, like the condition of the victim or the reason for the alleged attack, were immediately available.