Man arrested after incident at Chippewa Falls hotel

Courtesy: Chippewa County Jail
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- A man was arrested Tuesday morning after an incident at a Chippewa Falls hotel.

Chippewa Falls Police say Thomas Harding Jr. stole a vehicle in Lake Hallie on Monday afternoon and then ran his ex-girlfriend's vehicle off the road on Highway X. After a brief chase, Harding evaded capture.

Tuesday morning, authorities were notified that Harding was in a room at the AmericInn in Chippewa Falls and was armed with a handgun.

The SWAT team and officers removed hotel guests from the area and after a brief struggle, Harding was arrested. A gun, along with meth and drug paraphernalia, were found in the hotel room.

Harding faces a number of charges.