Two people in custody after Appleton standoff

Posted: 5:21 AM, Oct 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-19 19:14:54-04
SWAT presence at Appleton home

The Appleton Police Department has arrested a man and a woman from a standoff involving a SWAT team that started Thursday night on West Frances Street in Appleton.

Police say the woman was confined on two outstanding warrants and the man was confined on a felony parole violation. Police expect both suspects to face more charges.

Police say the woman left the residence and was taken into custody after gas munitions were deployed into the residence. The man was taken into custody at around 5:45 a.m. Friday by the Winnebago County SWAT team who was conducting a search of the upper level of the residence. During the search of the residence investigators did find a loaded handgun.

Police say officers learned that both individuals had shot up heroin just before the SWAT team arrived. Police say the area will remain closed off to the public while officers continue to search and process the scene.

The Winnebago and Outagamie County SWAT teams, the Outagamie County Communication Center and the APD Communication Specialists all assisted in this case.

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The Appleton Police Department had a SWAT presence at a home on West Frances Street Friday morning. 

Around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officers arrived at the house where two people, a man and a woman with outstanding warrants, were inside. 

The woman was taken into custody first. 

Around 6 a.m. Friday, officers said the man was also apprehended. 

The standoff lasted nearly 12 hours. Officers said it took a long time to apprehend the man because they considered him extremely dangerous. 

No one was injured in this incident.

NBC26's policy does not name suspects until they are formally charged.