July 1, 2020 – West Bend, WI – A short section of the Eisenbahn State Trail was closed to bicycle and pedestrian traffic on Wednesday afternoon as West Bend Police responded to a neighbor complaint.
The trail segment that was cordoned off around 3:20 p.m. was between Decorah Road north to Kilbourn Avenue.
A officer on scene said he had no comment.
About an hour later a marked police vehicle was on the trail as an officer scanned the grassy area with a metal detector.
Police Chief Ken Meuler put to rest unconfirmed social media posts. “There is no active shooter,” said Meuler. “It was a neighbor issue and we’re still investigating everything and nobody has been injured.”
Meuler said the officers have been “searching for a weapon an actor may have had.”
The Eisenbahn State Trail has sinced reopened to through bike/pedestrian traffic.