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Update: Shelter in place lifted as police continue search for attempted murder suspect Madison in Eau Claire | News

This story has been updated with new information.

EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) – Police withdraw the recommendation of a shelter in Eau Claire, but the wanted man has not been found.

Eau Claire Police Chief Matt Roks told the media Tuesday that they were looking for Jerome Jacobs, who was wanted by Madison police. Rokus said Eau Claire police saw Jacobs, but when authorities tried to stop him, he crashed his car and fled. He’s potentially armed.

“After an extensive search of the area, including the residence, Jerome Jacobs was not located. Investigators continue to follow leads,” reads a post on Eau Claire Police Department social media.

According to the Madison Police Department, Jacobs is a suspect in an attempted murder case that occurred Sunday evening in Andrew Way. Two people were injured, authorities said.







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Eau Claire police said this is the person they are looking for


Jacobs was seen wearing all blue clothing. Rokus said to not approach him if he is seen and to contact authorities immediately at 715-839-4972. You can also contact the authorities if you notice anything suspicious.

Gov. Tony Evers was scheduled to visit Eau Claire on Tuesday, but the trip was canceled. Police contacted organizers of Carden Circus, which is scheduled to take place Tuesday afternoon at Carson Park.

Lakeshore Elementary School is located in this area, but there are currently no students in the building. A school district spokesperson told News 18 there are several employees in the building who are sheltering in place and no one is allowed inside until police say the situation has been resolved.

News 18 will continue to update this story as we learn more.







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