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Oshkosh wanted suspect now in police custody

Posted at 11:38 AM, Jul 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-16 19:49:50-04

OSHKOSH (NBC 26) — UPDATE: A wanted suspect is now in police custody following a stand-off with local SWAT, according to authorities.

Police located Richard L. Christl II and took him into custody around 6:02 p.m. Police said no one was hurt.


Oshkosh Police are searching for a man who authorities say stole a truck and could be armed.

The Oshkosh Police Department is currently investigating an incident that occurred in the 900 block of West Murdock Avenue in Oshkosh. It happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday when officers attempted to make contact with a man who had a warrant for his arrest.

Police said the man was a passenger in a 2010 Red Chevy Silverado. Police said the man pointed a gun at the driver of the vehicle, who then got out of the truck. The man with the gun got into the driver’s seat and drove off at a high rate of speed. Police didn't pursue the truck. No one was hurt.

Oshkosh Police identified the suspect as Richard L. Christl II. Police say he might have a gun. If you see Christl, you are asked to call 911 and do not approach him. The truck's Wisconsin license plates numbers are SZ7 402.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Oshkosh Police Department at 911 (if an emergency) or (920) 236-5700 or use the Relay app. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can do so by using the P3 tip app through the Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.