Neighbors describe tense moments during Marinette County standoff

TOWN OF BEECHER, Wis. - In the quiet town of Beecher, neighbors took in a scene Wednesday almost out of the movies.

"Nothing happens in Beecher, I mean especially like this," one neighbor explained.

The woman lives just a few houses away from where a standoff happened between law enforcement and a 52-year-old woman Wednesday afternoon.

"I saw them all getting their vests on from down there, and I heard them slamming all their doors and then they started driving this way," another neighbor said.

The Marinette County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of shots fired from a home in Beecher just after 12:15 p.m.

"That would seem out of character for her," a neighbor said about the woman who lives there. 

Authorities brought in plenty of backup, even the SWAT team, but some who live just a few homes away heard nothing sounding like a gun shot all afternoon.

"There was no gun fire between police and her, there were no gun shots prior to that that I heard, so it was pretty safely done and everything," she said.

After four hours of negotiations, the 52-year-old woman was taken into custody without any further incident. No one was injured in the standoff.

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