Officials: Man fired gun several times during Greenville disturbance


A five-hour standoff in Outagamie County ended Sunday night when officers found a man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Outagamie County Sheriff's Office.

At 3:55 p.m., the Outagamie County Sheriff's Office was called to a domestic disturbance at a home on Wisconsin Avenue (Highway 96) in Greenville.

A 48-year-old man had fired a gun several times during the disturbance, officials say. No one was hit by the gunfire.

A 40-year-old woman was able to escape the home.

SWAT and bomb squad members were called to the ensuing standoff.

Officers tried to reach the man by phone but received no response. At 9:15 p.m., police located the man dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Outagamie County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

No names were released.

The following departments responded to the scene: The Outagamie County Sheriff's Office; The Outagamie County Emergency Response Team; Appleton Police; Brown County Sheriff's Office; Winnebago County Sheriff's Office; Brown-Outagamie Bomb Squad; Weyauwega Police; Gold Cross Ambulance.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a standoff situation in Outagamie County on Sunday.

An Action 2 News crew saw the SWAT team, the bomb squad and other agencies surrounded a home near Wisconsin Highway 96 and Manley Road near Greenville.

The Sheriff's Office says officers cleared the scene overnight. They tell Action 2 News that there is no threat to the public.

Authorities are not releasing any information about the incident or what may have caused it at this time.

This story will be updated when more information is available.