Standoff in Boscobel ends; at least one person being treated for injuries, officials say
BOSCOBEL, Wis. — A nearly 6-hour standoff at a home in Boscobel has ended with at least one person being treated for injuries, officials said Friday afternoon.
Officers with the Boscobel Police Department asked people to avoid the 1300 block of Elm Street as they responded to a person barricaded inside a home Friday. Police were sent to a home around 10:10 a.m., according to Kevin Copus, the assistant chief with the department. Officials told News 3 Now that the standoff ended shortly before 4 p.m.
Grant County Sheriff Nate Dreckman said at least one person was being treated for injuries Friday afternoon, but didn’t specify how many people or the nature of the injuries.
During the standoff, officers were trying to determine if the person inside the home was armed. They were not sure how many people were inside, Copus said. Police were also trying to figure out what prompted the person to barricade themselves inside the home.
Neighbors were notified, Copus said, and were asked to avoid the area during the standoff.
Officers with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, a tactical response team from Grant County and officers with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with this incident, Copus said.
Boscobel schools were operating under a “secure hold” during the standoff, under advisement from the Boscobel Police Department. Classes were still in session but there was no open campus or recess. Police told the district’s superintendent that there is no reason to believe there is any imminent danger to schools.
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