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SWAT team called, man arrested after standoff in Altoona


Bauer is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU)-- A man is in custody after officers responded to a domestic disturbance in Altoona early Friday morning.

31-year-old James Bauer is being held in the Eau Claire County jail.
Officers were called to a home on Hayden Avenue just before 3 a.m.
When they got there, a woman told them Bauer held a gun to her head and beat her. The woman and a second man were taken away from the home.

Police were told Bauer and his wife were still inside and there were several weapons in the home. Officers from several departments, including the Eau Claire County SWAT Team, were called to the scene.

Officers eventually shot gas into the home and arrested Bauer when he and his wife came out. His wife was treated at the scene and released.


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