Ex-contractor employee crashes into Lambeau Field, damaging vehicles
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Police say Saturday's Packers game against the Vikings will not be affected after a man drove his car into the loading dock at Lambeau Field.
The driver, 40-year-old Chay Vang of Green Bay, was arrested and booked into Brown County jail. He is being held on several charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety but has not been formally charged. He could be in court as early as Tuesday.
Police officials responded to Lambeau Field just after 1:00 p.m. Friday for reports of an active shooter.
Police say they discovered it was not an active shooter situation but a dispute between Vang, a former employee of a food service contractor for the stadium, and a current employee. Police say it began when Vang rammed his car into the victim's car parked in the southeast lot at Lambeau Field. The victim's car then crashed into a van. The victim, who was sitting in his car at the time, then got out of his vehicle and started running away, police say.
Vang chased the victim in his car into the loading dock and crashed into a storage room near the field inside the stadium, police say.
He tried to run away but was arrested, police say.
Police say on Dec. 3 Vang was involved in a dispute with a co-worker, that turned physical and he was subsequently fired from his job.
Police say Vang was at police headquarters earlier Friday to report what he believed was an illegal termination to officers and went to Lambeau Field.
Delaware North, the food service provider at Lambeau Field, issued the following statement: “We are fully cooperating with police in the on-going investigation.”
No one was injured in the incident on Friday but five vehicles in the parking lot were damaged, police say.
No weapon was found in Vang's possession and it was determined no shots were ever fired, police say.
Vang was able to gain entry into the stadium because the gate to the loading dock was up due to trucks coming and going, police say.
Vang's vehicle was hauled out of the loading dock area and to the Green Bay Police Department after Brown County bomb squad technicians and hazmat crews examined it.
The stadium was never evacuated because it was an isolated incident that happened quickly, Green Bay police say.
Packers Presdient and CEO, Mark Murphy, released the following statement:
“The Green Bay Packers express our gratitude to our local law enforcement officials and our security staff for their quick response to the incident today at Lambeau Field, which was resolved safely. At no time during the isolated incident was the general public in danger and all the public areas of the stadium remained open for normal business. Preparations for tomorrow night’s Packers-Vikings game continue and all game day operations will continue as planned. The safety of our employees and guests is a top priority. We will continue to work with all appropriate officials to review today’s event.”
EDITOR'S NOTE: Police previously said Vang's age was 20, but later corrected his age to 40.
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