Molson Coors confirms ‘active situation’ at Milwaukee campus, police on scene

Milwaukee Police warned of a “critical incident” at the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus on Wednesday afternoon, amid reports of a shooting.

The police department urged the public to avoid the area on Twitter. Social media images from the scene showed a heavy police presence in the area.

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Molson Coors spokesman Martin Maloney also confirmed there was an “active situation,” but did not provide further details.

Authorities also confirmed that the scene was still active as of 4:49 p.m. local time there.

Milwaukee Police cautioned people to stay clear of the 4000 block area of W. State Street, where they said the incident was being investigated.

Media reports pointed to a shooter on the premise.

A Molson Coors employee told ABC News affiliate 12 WISN that the company described the situation as an active shooting in an internal email.

A husband of another employee also told The Journal Sentinel in Milwaukee that the company said there is a shooting and has instructed people to hide.

Several deaths have been reported by local news outlets, but are yet to be confirmed by officials.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated. 

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