Standoff ends peacefully

SWAT teams were needed during a standoff involving a man with a gun.

It happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning on 21st Avenue in Menomonie. The Menomonie Police Department says the man became violent and was threatening to kill himself with a rifle. Family members were evacuated from the home and officers weren't able to talk to the man so SWAT teams were called in.

He eventually surrendered to police just before 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The man was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation.


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