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Oshkosh Police: One man arrested after standoff, no one hurt

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 14:54:38-05

OSHKOSH (NBC 26) — A 34-year-old Omro man is facing charges after a standoff earlier Wednesday morning with police, Oshkosh Police (OPD) said in a statement.

According to OPD's statement, an Oshkosh officer found a man suspected in a weapons complaint that occurred in the City of Omro. Oshkosh Police said at around 12:31 a.m., the officer located the suspect in his vehicle in the 300 Block of N. Westhaven Drive.

As the officer tried to contact him, police said the suspect got out and ran away. Police said the officer saw a handgun in the suspect's hand.

Oshkosh Police said a perimeter was immediately set up, and officers from the Oshkosh Police Department, Omro Police Department, and deputies from the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office assisted in searching for this suspect. Authorities used a K9 and a drone in the search.

At around 9 a.m., police said they determined the suspect was inside a home in the 1100 Block of Cumberland Trail. Some residents living nearby were evacuated as a safety precaution and others sheltered in place, according to police.

Oshkosh Police's SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiation Team responded to the home and made contact with the suspect. After speaking with him, police said the suspect came out of the residence and was taken into custody. The 34-year-old Omro man was arrested by the Oshkosh Police Department for Resisting, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Misdemeanor Bail Jumping. There may be additional charges from the Omro Police Department.

No one was injured during this incident, police said.