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BROWN DEER (WITI) -- Brown Deer police say 36-year-old Jorge Aldape was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon, September 17th. This, after an employee was assaulted at Pitney Bowes in Brown Deer on Monday.

Brown Deer police received a 911 call around 7:40 a.m. Monday. The caller was unable to provide any information other than there was a man with a gun on the property.

Upon arrival, officers immediately began checking the area and also established a perimeter to locate the suspect, who had reportedly fled on foot. Pitney Bowes also initiated a lockdown of the business, as it was determined the suspect was reportedly married to an employee there.

A Brown Deer police K-9 search was also conducted, but the suspect was not located.

Further investigation revealed an employee of Pitney Bowes was battered by the suspect inside the business. The victim then fled in a vehicle and the suspect fled on foot.

Witnesses reported the suspect displayed a handgun he was carrying while fleeing the property.

Neither the victim or the suspect were located until later on September 16th, when Milwaukee Police Department eventually tracked the victim down. The victim was found safe and also put in contact with Sojourner Family Peace Center.

A temporary felony warrant was issued for Aldape's arrest. He was taken into custody on Monday afternoon at his home on South 26th Street.

FOX6 News was there when Aldape was taken into custody, and spoke with neighbors, who say they are now feeling relieved.

"They are new tenants that just moved in and he seemed like a nice guy -- helped move the furniture in -- saw his two kids and wife," maintenance man Leroy Pinkston said.

Pinkston says he is now thinking about Aldape's wife.

"I hope she is better. I'm sorry for what happened to her. He shouldn't be on the streets, and I hope he does time for this," Pinkston said.

Brown Deer police say the investigation is ongoing.

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