OCONTO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) -- The Oconto County Sheriff's Department says a man is in custody and being medically evaluated after they say he fired shots at deputies during a ten-hour standoff on Sunday.
The sheriff's office tells Action 2 News that deputies were called to check on a man at a home on Benser Lane, north of the Village of Lena, about 1:30 Sunday afternoon.
The sheriff's office says he was wanted for domestic-related crimes that had happened earlier in the day, and was suicidal.
Deputies say the man was armed and had barricaded himself in the home.
They say they talked with the man for several hours, but he then fired several rifle rounds at deputies.
As talks broke down, the Brown County Emergency Response Unit and the Brown-Outagamie County Bomb Squad were called to help at the scene.
Benser Lane intersects with U.S. Highway 141, so a stretch of the highway was closed to traffic as a precaution.
The Oconto County Sheriff's office says the situation was resolved just before midnight, saying the man was taken into custody and was being medically evaluated.
No details have been released about how the man was taken into custody.
His name has not been released.
He faces charges of “Failure to Comply with an Officer’s Attempt to Take a Person into Custody” as well as charges related to the earlier domestic incident.
Highway 141 was re-opened shortly before midnight.
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