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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  • by Alma on Jan 27, 2011 at 11:36 PM
    Better background checks wouldn't hurt sportsman, who have every right to own guns, just stop those with alcohol, drug, and mental health issues. What harm would waiting a few more weeks do to a person with nothing to hide? Also, we need to stop private and gun show sales. Last, much harsher sentencing when a gun is used to commit a crime. Now there, was that so unreasonable?
  • by Gary Location: ec on Jan 27, 2011 at 03:27 PM
    just think how efficient robberies could be if none had guns. Hilter said his police would be the most efficient the world had ever seen in his 1932 speech. Yes, by all means give up your guns. Do you think those who break the law will give up guns?
  • by Michael Location: WWisc on Jan 27, 2011 at 10:23 AM
    Anon: Yes, and drunk drivers prove that people who drive cars tend to drink heavily. Please be rational. There are millions of hunters who own guns and use them wisely, just as there are millions of drivers who drive responsibly. Let's not divert the attention from the mental or emotional instability that is the true issue.
  • by Anonymous Location: EC on Jan 27, 2011 at 10:18 AM
    Seems that most people who dont own guns have that same opinion. Do you take into consideration that there are millions, if not billions of people, who own guns and would never consider using them in this or any similar manner? ;) Stricter background checks would do very little to keep guns out of the hands of your regular gun owner who uses them primarily for hunting and target shooting. As for Concealed Carry, if ever approved, I do think that there should be more in depth background checks for obvious reasons.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2011 at 09:47 AM
    It seems that people who own guns tend to be mentaly unstable. We need much stricter background checks.
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