UPDATE: Suspect in custody following incident in Dunn Co.

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DUNN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 the Dunn County Communications Center received an attempt to locate request from Altoona Police Department on a potentially suicidal subject that was possibly in the Menomonie area. A green alert had also been sent out in an attempt to locate the subject and vehicle.

Dunn County Deputies located the suspect car on STH 170 west of Colfax and stopped the subject to check his welfare at about 4:00 p.m.

Shortly after making contact the subject he fled in this car while deputies were trying to evaluate him. Deputies pursued the subject with information that he may be armed with a handgun.

The pursuit lead deputies through Colfax and Elk Mound into Eau Claire County when the pursuit was turned over to Eau Claire County deputies as primary units behind the vehicle.

The suspect lead the pursuit back into Dunn County, south of Elk Mound. After several attempts to deploy tire deflation devises to get the subject stopped, a pursuit intervention technique was used to disable the vehicle.

Dunn and Eau Claire deputies negotiated with the subject for nearly an hour because he produced a knife and refused to get out of his vehicle.

He eventually cooperated, gave up the knife and was taken into custody by deputies without force or injury to anyone at about 5:42 p.m.

The suspect car and the Eau Claire County squad were both damaged from the pursuit intervention technique.

The suspect was transported by Dunn County deputies to a local hospital for evaluation.



DUNN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --A suspect in custody following an incident that started in Dunn County Tuesday night, according to Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer.

Roads along County Road C and 950th Street, south of Elk Mound are now open.

Multiple squad cars are still on scene at County Road H and C in Dunn County.

Cramer says he expects to release more information later tonight.

Stay with WEAU 13 News for the latest on this developing story.


Law enforcement officers are responding to an incident in Dunn County.

Our reporter on the scene said that County Road C and 950th Street, south of Elk Mound, are being blocked by two squad cars around 5:30 on Tuesday evening.

Stay with WEAU 13 News on this developing story