RICE LAKE, WI -- One man is in custody after authorities in Barron County received a call from a male stating that “he was going to shoot the first officer he seen,” according to a press release from the Rice Lake Police Department.

Press Release

On Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at about 7:06 am Rice Lake Police assisted by the Barron County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Indian Mounds Park reference a male subject calling Barron County Dispatch and stating “he was going to shoot the first officer he seen”.

Dispatch was able to track the call to Indian Mounds Park. Businesses in the area were placed on lockdown for precaution and a perimeter was established. Police did not suspect there was a threat being made to the general public.

The suspect was located in the park pavilion and refused to cooperate and show his hands. K9 Chase was deployed and successfully apprehended the suspect who was then identified as Mark C. Holt born in 1961.

Mark was treated and released at Marshfield Medical Center in Rice Lake for some minor injuries he sustained prior to police contact.

Mark smelled heavily of intoxicants when taken into custody. Mark was later transported to the jail pending felony charges for Threats to Law Enforcement.

Rice Lake Police would like to thank the Barron County Sheriff’s Office and Marshfield Medical Center staff, including the paramedics who responded for their assistance in this incident.

- Per Rice Lake Police Department



Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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