2 accused of threatening clinic employee with weapons

L-R, Jillian Buza and Joseph Buza (Oneida Co. Jail)

MINOCQUA, Wis. (AP) -- Two people are accused of using a hatchet and meat mallet to threaten and hold a medical clinic worker against her will in Minocqua.

According to WSAW, bond was set Wednesday at $250,000 cash for Joseph Buza, 70, and Jillian Buza, 39, both of Eagle River.

Police responded to the Marshfield Clinic shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday after a panic alarm was triggered on the second floor. WJFW-TV reports the officers learned a man and woman had held a clinic employee and had threatened to harm her. Clinic staff intervened and held the suspects until police arrived.

Authorities say they found a loaded gun and ammunition in a bag belonging to the Buza's.

According to court documents, the alleged victim was trying to wean Jillian Buza off of an opioid medication.

Joseph Buza told authorities he intended to smash the worker's hands and feet to show what pain felt like, court documents say.

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