Naked man with knife prompts standoff

Police: Suicidal man had a knife in the store

La Crosse police responded to a report of a naked man with a knife at Walgreens on La Crosse’s north side Thursday afternoon around 1 p.m.

The suspect was not cooperative with police at first.

Everyone was evacuated from the store with the exception of one person who had locked themselves in the bathroom. Both the store and the parking lot were closed.

Police say the man cornered himself in a small room in the store. The police department’s Emergency Response Team responded.

Police say after a 2 1/2 hour standoff, the incident came to a peaceful resolution when the man gave up.

No one was injured.

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