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Vehicle Pursuit with Armed Suspect Leads to Standoff - Town of Spring Brook

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 the Dunn County Communications Center received an attempt to locate request from Altoona Police Department on a potentially suicidal subject that was possibly in the Menomonie area. A green alert had also been sent out in an attempt to locate the subject and vehicle.

Dunn County Deputies located the suspect car on STH 170 west of Colfax and stopped the subject to check his welfare at about 4:00 p.m. Shortly after making contact the subject he fled in this car while deputies were trying to evaluate him. Deputies pursued the subject with information that he may be armed with a handgun. The pursuit lead deputies through Colfax and Elk Mound into Eau Claire County when the pursuit was turned over to Eau Claire County deputies as primary units behind the vehicle. The suspect lead the pursuit back into Dunn County, south of Elk Mound. After several attempts to deploy tire deflation devises to get the subject stopped, a pursuit intervention technique was used to disable the vehicle.

Dunn and Eau Claire deputies negotiated with the subject for nearly an hour because he produced a knife and refused to get out of his vehicle. He eventually cooperated, gave up the knife and was taken into custody by deputies without force or injury to anyone at about 5:42 p.m. The suspect car and the Eau Claire County squad were both damaged from the pursuit intervention technique.

The suspect was transported by Dunn County deputies to a local hospital for evaluation.

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