Police: Wisconsin hostage-taker sought shootout

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WITTENBERG, Wis. (AP) -- Police say a Wisconsin man facing charges for using a .38-caliber revolver to take hostages at a McDonald's had just quit his job and was looking for a confrontation with officers.

Press-Gazette Media reports 28-year-old Travis Keiler told an employee he was having a bad day and was waiting for police.

Authorities say the 6-foot-4-inch, 300-pound Keiler told the employee he was taking over her shift before holding a manager hostage at gunpoint for an hour.

The criminal complaint also says Keiler told a negotiator during the two-hour standoff he believed police were following him.

Police lauded employees and others inside the building for keeping calm during the standoff. Keiler faces up to 50 years in prison.

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