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UPDATE: Capitol Police officer stabbed in Milwaukee

UPDATE: Capitol Police officer stabbed in Milwaukee

FROM OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT NEWS RADIO 620 WTMJ:

Charges were filed Monday against the man accused of stabbing a Capitol Police officer at the State Office Building, 819 N. 6th Street.

Jason Jones, 25, stabbed officer Gregory Friberg twice in the neck outside the Dept. of Revenue office, according to the criminal complaint.  He faces a charge of Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide.

Friberg and a fellow officer were responding to a Duress Alarm on the fourth floor on Wednesday, April 10.

When they arrived, the defendant mumbled as he walked toward officer Friberg.  The complaint said the suspect spun around and swung at the officer twice.  Both officers chased the man down the stairwell but were unable to catch him.

Friberg then realized he was badly injured and radioed for help.

Jones had visited the office in the past, police said. He was taken into custody the next day. 

Jones is also accused of stabbing someone outside a West Allis Pick n Save in March.

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4/11

Capitol Police say an officer who was stabbed in a state office building in Milwaukee is in stable condition.

Police say Officer Greg Friberg was stabbed twice in the neck on Wednesday after responding to a duress alarm in the building.

Milwaukee police say they have arrested a 25-year-old West Allis man in the case. They have not yet identified him.

Stephanie Marquis is a spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration, which oversees the Capitol Police. She said in a statement Thursday that Friberg has been with the Capitol Police since 2001 and is frequently assigned to patrol that building. She says he is recovering.

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FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION:

We wanted to share an update with you about the condition of the Capitol Police officer that was injured yesterday in an incident at the State office building in Milwaukee. Officer Greg Friberg is in stable condition and is recuperating after suffering two stab wounds to the neck on April 10.

Officer Friberg has been an limited term employee (LTE) with the Capitol Police Department since 2001. He is frequently assigned to patrol the State office building in Milwaukee and he serves as a Lieutenant at State Fair Park.

This is all the additional information we have available at this time. We continue to work closely with the City of Milwaukee Police Department as they conduct their investigation.

The Milwaukee Police Department announced last night that the suspect is in custody.

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6:00AM

A 25-year-old West Allis man is in custody after a Capitol Police officer was stabbed and wounded in a state office building in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee police announced the arrest Wednesday night but provided no details.

Stephanie Marquis is a spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration, which oversees the Capitol Police. She says two Capitol officers responded to a duress alarm in the state office building in Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon. The officers were confronted by a man who stabbed one of them in the neck before fleeing.

Marquis says the injured officer was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition.

Marquis says the officers were not responding to a hostage situation but didn't offer any further information. She says Milwaukee police have taken the lead in the investigation.

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