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UPDATE: Standoff in Stanley has been resolved; Suspect in custody


Stanley (WQOW) -- The following is a press release from the Stanley Police Department:

"Officers from the Stanley, Thorp and Cadott Police Departments, and the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Second Avenue in the City of Stanley for a report of a domestic incident between a boyfriend and girlfriend.  Officers were advised a gun was discharged in the residence.  The female victim of the domestic incident had escaped the residence with the firearm, however, additional firearms were inside the residence.  Numerous phone conversations with the subject inside the residence failed to gain his cooperation in exiting the residence and surrendering peacefully.

The female victim was transported to Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley for injuries sustained during the initial domestic incident.  The injuries she sustained were not from gunshots.  She was treated and released the same day.

The Chippewa County Combined Response Team (CRT) and the Eau Claire County Combined SWAT Team were requested to assist in apprehending the subject.  The teams were forced to enter the residence and were able to safely take the subject into custody.  Officers apprehended the subject at approximately 7:40 PM.  The officers and the subject were not injured in the incident.

We would like to thank all agencies that helped with this situation and the community members that offered support.  Names of those involved in this incident are being withheld pending formal charges."


Stanley (WQOW) - A standoff that lasted about five hours has ended without any injuries.

It happened in Stanley.  Police were called to a home around 2:40 Thursday afternoon.  There was a report of a domestic incident at a home and the man inside allegedly had a gun.  A woman was able to get out of the house safely.  Neighbors were asked to evacuate as law enforcement officers tried to end the standoff peacefully.

Investigators say before 8 p.m. Thursday, a SWAT team went in and brought the suspect out safely and without incident.  No one was hurt.  The man was taken to the Chippewa County Jail.


Stanley (WQOW) - The following is a press release from the Stanley Police Department:

"On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at approximately 2:40 PM, officers responded to a residence in the City of Stanley on Second Avenue for a report of a subject with a gun inside a residence.  Initial reports were received of a domestic incident that had taken place in the residence and the female subject was able to escape.  The male subject that was reported to have a gun is presently in his own residence.  That residence is currently surrounded by law enforcement officers and there is no immediate danger to the community.  Residences neighboring this house were asked to evacuate for safety.  We are not sure if there are still weapons inside the residence so we are using every precaution to keep law enforcement and the community safe.

The situation is currently stable and there is no immediate danger to the community, however, it is still a very dynamic situation we are working to address quickly and safely.

We are working with several law enforcement agencies to bring this situation to a speedy and safe end.  The Stanley Fire Department is helping provide traffic control.  All traffic in the area is being re-routed around the scene."


Stanley (WQOW) - A standoff is underway this evening in Stanley.

Police were called to a home on 2nd Avenue after a man allegedly fired a gunshot inside the home.  His girlfriend was not hurt and she was able to get out of the house.  But Chippewa County sheriff's officials say the man is refusing to come out. They also say he is not making any threats.  The SWAT team is now on scene.  The incident started around 3:30 Thursday afternoon.

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