Brookfield police broadcast a community alert at 3:18 p.m. warning people to stay away from the area near the 4400 block Madison Avenue and have placed schools in the area on soft lockdown after a reported stabbing.

According to police, a knife was found at the scene and the offender, a Black woman about 25 years old with a small build, wearing a black hoodie and jeans, fled on foot. She is believed to be unarmed, but anyone living in the area is asked to stay indoors and call 911 if they see her.

Police from multiple agencies have established a perimeter and officers using dogs and drones are part of the search effort.

There’s no word on exactly where the incident occurred, but the victim is reportedly “alive” and was taken to the hospital. There was no immediate report of how badly the victim was hurt.

Both Congress Park and Lincoln schools have been placed on lockdown while the search for the offender is ongoing.