Town of Lena man arrested after firing at deputies

TOWN OF LENA, Wis. - A Town of Lena man is in custody after a dangerous 10-hour standoff with Oconto County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday.

According to a press release, deputies responded to the 5600 block of Benser Lane at about 1:30 p.m. to check on a suicidal man who’s suspected of domestic crimes. 

Deputies say they made contact and negotiated for hours, but the man barricaded himself and fired at law enforcement. At that point, the deputies say they called in the Brown County Emergency Response Unit and Brown-Outagamie County Bomb Squad for help. 

A sheriff’s spokesman says his office detoured U.S. 141 between Cty M and Cty B. 

Law enforcement finally took the man into custody just before midnight and took him for a medical evaluation. 

The press release did not specify the extent of any injuries or if any officer was hurt.

The Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, Oconto Falls Ambulance, Lena Fire Department, Brazeau Fire Department and the Oconto County Highway Department all assisted the Oconto County Sheriff’s Department, according to a press release.

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