13-Hour Police Standoff Ends Peacefully in Monroe

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MONROE, WI (WIFR) -- A 13-hour police standoff in Monroe has been resolved peacefully.

Police say the standoff began when they responded to a home in the 600 block of 19th Avenue before 6 p.m. after a 32-year-old man pulled out a pistol in front of his friends and threatened to shoot himself.
Authorities secured the residence and block after confirming the man was alone in the home. Neighbors were asked to stay inside their homes.

Negotiators talked to the man by phone off and on for several hours overnight. At one point, the man shot once into the floor of his home.

After the man refused to answer the phone, police broke one of the house's windows. After negotiations broke down again, police then used percussion devices and sent chemical irritants into the home.

The man then agreed to come out. He has since been taken into custody. The man was not injured. Since he is not under arrest at this time, his identity is not being released.

The case will be reviewed by the Green County District Attorney to decide if criminal charges will be pressed. Monroe police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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