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SWAT responds to standoff in Neenah

Posted: 5:17 AM, Feb 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-14 11:31:54-05

NEENAH, Wis. — A standoff in Neenah is over after a person has been taken into custody.

In a news release sent out late Thursday morning, Neenah Police said officers were first alerted to the 400 block of Quarry Lane around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a man threatening another person in a home. Police say the man was in his early 30s, was intoxicated and had several weapons at his disposal.

Neenah Police also say that the suspect had armed himself with a firearm and was threatening to shoot law enforcement if they tried to enter his home. Police say the officers surrounded the home and the Neenah Police SWAT Team and negotiators were called in.

After several hours of what police called failed negotiations between the man and negotiators, Neenah Police say officers breached the front door using an armored vehicle. Within minutes, police say the suspect surrendered. Police say he was safely taken into custody.

Neenah Police say they have a search warrant to search the property and are doing so now.

The Neenah Joint School District says Horace Mann Middle School will be closed due to the situation.

No one was injured in this incident.

We will continue to update this story as it develops.