Sheriff: Woman shooting husband in arm led to standoff

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Authorities said a woman shot her husband in the arm during a dispute that led to a standoff in north-central Wisconsin.

Oneida County sheriff’s authorities said the standoff began Tuesday when a caller reported the shooting. Authorities said the 60-year-old man who was shot was threatening to detonate explosives if anyone came near the house in the Town of Lynne.

Investigators said the 59-year-old woman discharged a gun in apparent self-defense that struck her husband in the arm. When deputies arrived, the man was sitting on his porch with a firearm and refused to drop it. Authorities fired bean-bag rounds to take him into custody. Deputies then found propane gas filling the house.

The man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. His wife is expected to be released from custody Wednesday.