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Police and SWAT team vehicles surround Appleton neighborhood

Heavy police presence in Appleton
Posted at 9:02 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 11:30:35-04

UPDATE: Appleton Police received a 911 call about a burglary in progress around 6:15 Wednesday night

Police responded to a home in the 1800 block of West Packard Street.

The homeowner told officers they found damage inside the residence and heard people talking in the basement. The Appleton SWAT team was deployed to clear the residents.

After a search, no suspects were found. The scene was clear around 11:20 p.m.

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(UPDATE)

APPLETON, Wis. (NBC 26) -- More than a dozen police units, multiple SWAT team vehicles and armored cars have surrounded a home in the 1800 block of Packard Street in Appleton.

Sgt. Lund with the Appleton Police department says at 6:17 p.m. police were called to the area on West Packard street between North Linwood Avenue and Douglas Street.

According to police, the resident of the home called 911 and said someone had broken into their home.

Sgt. Lund tells NBC 26 the resident heard voices coming from the basement.

Based on the information police received from the resident who called 911 Appleton police deployed the SWAT team to the scene.

Police sent a drone and robot inside the home to try to make contact with the alleged suspect.

As of 11:00, Wednesday night police have not made contact with anyone inside the home.

A heavy police presence is still at the scene. We will continue to update this story as soon as more information is released.