Standoff suspect arrested near Medford

MEDFORD, Wis. (WEAU) -- Investigators put a man in jail after a standoff.

It happened Tuesday afternoon. The Taylor County Sheriff's Office says Timothy Phillips, 42, of the Medford area was arrested after a fight. Deputies say they took a report of a man with a gun around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. The caller said the man went in a home on Perkins Street, east of Medford, and fired a shot through a window. Emergency responders went to the home, and ended up reaching Phillips by phone. The standoff lasted for about an hour.

He eventually agreed to leave the home, and later followed orders to drop the gun he had. Officers arrested Phillips "after a brief physical confrontation." As of late Tuesday afternoon, criminal charges were not filed in the case.


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