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Standoff at local motel ends peacefully after man allegedly threatens to set off explosives

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Chippewa County (WQOW) - A standoff at a Chippewa Falls motel ends peacefully, after a man allegedly made threats to set off explosives. 

Darcin Taylor is currently being held at the Chippewa County Jail. Chippewa Falls police say it all started late Friday night when police in Stanley received a call from Taylor's girlfriend, saying the two had a disagreement.

They say Stanley police went to check on Taylor's girlfriend, who was on the phone with Taylor, when police arrived. They say Taylor became upset when he found out his girlfriend had called police.

Police later learned Taylor was staying at the Indianhead Motel in Chippewa Falls.

When they made contact with Taylor, he allegedly claimed to have explosives and a firearm and would use them if law enforcement came near.  Chippewa County and City law enforcement, along with the Eau Claire County SWAT team went to the hotel and began evacuating everyone inside, around 5a.m. Saturday.

Police say they were in negotiations with Taylor until about 10 a.m. when he finally came out of his room on his own terms. They say at that point, he cooperated with law enforcement. 

They say no firearms or explosives were found and no one was injured. Taylor could face charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage.

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