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RACINE, WI — A 29-year-old Milwaukee man has been arrested and charged after police say he scared a group of children, leading them to arm themselves with sticks and knives, and call 911 from inside a closet.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Racine County, a 10-year-old child called police stating that he and other children were hiding in a closet armed with sticks and knives because they were afraid of Michael Hubbard, who had been pounding on the front door of their house at just before 2 a.m. on July 23.

Police said they responded to the house, located on the 800 block of Forest Street in Racine, and saw Hubbard walking away from the house. Police said Hubbard began running toward the local Walgreens, but that officers quickly caught up to him for questioning.

According to the criminal complaint, Hubbard initially told police that he didn’t do anything wrong, but when an officer told him about the 911 call, he took off running.

Police said Hubbard made it to the 800 block of N. Memorial Drive before he was tackled by an officer who was chasing him on foot.

Investigated the incident further, officers learned he had been pounding on the door of his ex-girlfriend’s house. The woman who was questioned told police that she didn’t let Hubbard inside, but that she didn’t want him arrested, police said.

Hubbard was arrested.

He’s currently being held in the Racine County Jail on a $750 cash bond, and has been charged with disorderly conduct, resisting an officer and four counts of bail jumping.

According to court records, Hubbard has two open criminal cases: a June 7 case in Racine in which he was charged with possession of narcotics, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer, and also a May 17 case in Brown county in which he was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting an officer.

Hubbard is due in court next on August 1 for his preliminary hearing for the July 23 incident.

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