6-hour police standoff ends peacefully, police say

Victim suffers cut to face from beer can
6-hour police standoff ends peacefully, police say

A standoff that lasted several hours in Rock County ended peacefully Tuesday morning, police said.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said officers responded at 4:30 a.m. to a report of a disturbance involving a woman armed with a gun in the 11000 block of North Lakeview Drive.

According to the report, 38-year-old Kezia Cheree Haffery had been fighting with a man at her home and that she had a handgun. The man told deputies that Haffery had hit him in the face with a beer can and he suffered a cut. The man was able to leave the house and go to the neighbor’s, where he called 911.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the home and attempted to contact Haffery without success, the sheriff’s office said. Eventually Haffery exited the house and when deputies verbally challenged her, she refused their orders and retreated back into the house.

At 8:09 a.m., the SWAT team responded along with the negotiations team, officials said. For the next two hours, officers attempted to contact Haffery via telephone and public address system, but there was no response.

SWAT team members breached a window and tossed in a cellphone, and within a couple of minutes, Haffery exited the residence and surrendered without further incident.​​​​​​, the report said​

Haffery was arrested on suspicion of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct while armed, battery and failure to comply with officer’s attempt to take person into custody.

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