UPDATE: Two arrested after C.F. standoff; search for suspect continues
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - An hours-long standoff in Chippewa Falls on Monday results in authorities still searching for a suspect.
According to a statement from the Chippewa Falls Police Department, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a home on the 200 block of S. Main St., just south of downtown. It was in connection to 35-year-old Kane Berg, who was wanted for numerous charges, including 4th-offense of operating while intoxicated and threat to a law enforcement officer.
Authorities used repeated announcements through loudspeakers to try and get Berg, but were unsuccessful. With the help of the Eau Claire Regional SWAT team, law enforcement then used tear gas to get into the house. Once inside, they discovered that Berg was not in the house.
Authorities were able to remove three people from the home. Two of them – 44-year-old Laura Monpas and 24-year-old Kayla LaRose – were arrested on a charge each of harboring and aiding a felon.
The search continues for Berg. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you’re asked to contact the Chippewa Falls Police Department or local law enforcement.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - UPDATE: The Chippewa Falls Police Department says the situation has been resolved. CFPD says there is no danger to the public. The police department expects to release more information soon.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - Chippewa Falls Police and SWAT are present on the south side of Chippewa Falls Monday afternoon for what officials are calling an active situation.
At 2:30 p.m. Monday, the Chippewa Falls Police Department posted on Facebook that people avoid the area of the 200 block of South Main Street. Police also indicated in the post that they were unable to release any additional information until the situation was resolved.
Roads were blocked off in the area, including at the intersection of South Main Street and Vine Street. As of 3:50 p.m., law enforcement was using a loudspeaker to tell a suspect in a building to “come out with your hands up, you are under arrest” over and over.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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