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Hours-long standoff ends in Chetek

Barron County Emergency Response Team responds to incident Sunday evening.
Barron County Emergency Response Team responds to incident Sunday evening.(WEAU)
Published: May. 2, 2021 at 7:27 PM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -

UPDATE: The standoff in Chetek has ended. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department says the community is not in danger. The department is expected to release more details to the public on Monday morning.

Law enforcement first responded to the incident Sunday evening near the area of 11th and W Banks St.

An armored police vehicle from the Barron County Emergency Response Team could be seen in the area.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald confirmed he and deputies were on scene but could not share any details.

This story will be updated as we learn more information.

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