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Ex-employee crashes vehicle into Green Bay Packers stadium

Police respond to Lambeau Field Dec. 22, 2017. (WLUK/Jessie Basinski)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) — Green Bay Police said that Saturday's Packers game against the Vikings will not be affected after a disturbance between two people occurred at Lambeau Field.

Police officials responded to Lambeau Field just after 1:00 p.m. Friday for reports of an active shooter.

Police say they discovered it was not an active shooter situation but a dispute between a former employee and current employee of a food service contractor for the stadium. Police say it began when the former employee, a Green Bay man about 20 years old, rammed his vehicle into the victim's vehicle parked in the southeast lot at Lambeau Field. The victim, who was sitting in his vehicle at the time, then got out of his car and started running away, police say. The suspect chased the victim in his vehicle into the loading dock and crashed into a storage room near the field inside the stadium.

The man was arrested.

Police said previously the man was involved in a dispute on Dec. 3 with a co-worker, that turned physical and he was subsequently fired from his job.

Delaware North, the food service provider at Lambeau Field, issued the following statement: “We are fully cooperating with police in the on-going investigation.”

No one was injured in the incident on Friday but five vehicles in the parking lot were damaged, according to police.

No weapon was found in the man's possession and it was determined no shots were ever fired.

Police said the vehicle is still inside the stadium and Brown County bomb squad technicians and hazmat crews are investigating it.

The suspect was able to gain entry into the stadium because the gate to the loading dock was up due to trucks coming and going from the dock, police say.

The stadium was never evacuated because it was an isolated incident that happened quickly, Green Bay Police said.



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