Man found dead during SWAT situation near Fond du Lac

Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 11:10 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 1:04 PM CDT
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FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound during a SWAT situation near Fond du Lac Monday.

The Sheriff’s Office says the situation was located at a private residence on Niagara Lane in the town of Taycheedah, northeast of Fond du Lac.

“We would like to thank all responding agencies for their assistance, Mercury Marine for the use of their facility and parking lot for command post and other emergency responder staging, and our citizens for their patience while we worked to safely resolve this potentially dangerous situation,” reads a statement from Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt.

Shelter-in-place recommendations have been lifted. County Highway UU reopened to traffic. The sheriff says detectives and law enforcement will remain on the scene for investigation.

At about 9:30 a.m., a woman called police to report a domestic domestic dispute in which a man was armed with a rifle. The woman was able to escape the home unharmed.

SWAT, K-9 units, negotiators and drone units were called to the scene. The man was later found dead.

No law enforcement or citizens were hurt. There was no use of force, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office received help from Fond du Lac Police Department, Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue, Mt. Calvary Ambulance, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

No names were released.

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