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8 hour standoff in Beaver Dam ends with arrest

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says no one was injured after the suspect struck 3 squad cars.
The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says an 8 hour standoff has ended peacefully.
The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says an 8 hour standoff has ended peacefully.(Alex_Schmidt | Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published: Jan. 30, 2021 at 10:53 PM CST
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BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WMTV) - An 8 hour standoff ended peacefully on Sunday morning in Beaver Dam.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says at 4:05 a.m., a 25-year-old man from Oshkosh was taken into custody and will face multiple charges.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, this started just at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening on County W. Juneau Police began a pursuit of a 2002 Cheverlot Envoy.

Authorities say the driver left the City of Juneau and struck a squad car while re-entering the highway. The driver then fled to the City of Beaver Dam along Highway W where police tried to stop the car.

Police say the driver crashed into a Juneau Police squad car and a Dodge County Sheriff’s Office squad car causing damage to both cars. The driver ran off the roadway on County W just west of Crystal Lake Road.

Assisting agencies set up a perimeter around the car and learned the suspect had a firearm.

A Dodge County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was deployed and two armored vehicle requested. Authorities say eight hours of negotiations, the suspect was taken into custody and no one was injured.

The suspect was taken to the hospital as a precaution and will be transported to the Dodge County Detention facility.

On Saturday night, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office asked people to shelter in place in the area of County W and S Crystal Lake Road near Beaver Dam due to the ongoing law enforcement situation in a Facebook post.

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