3/14 Elderly Man Arrested After Police Standoff in Jackson

Jackson police took a 72-year-old man into custody early Friday morning after a more than four-hour standoff that began when the man threatened to kill officers and him and barricaded himself into his apartment. According to Jackson Police Chief Jed Dolnick, the man's son notified Jackson police about 8 p.m. Thursday after hearing the threat on his answering machine, including information that his father had secured guns from a cabin in northern Wisconsin. Attempts by police to contact the man were unsuccessful. Several nearby families were evacuated from the building and others were instructed to "shelter in place."  The Washington County Sheriff’s SWAT team was called along with Jackson Emergency Rescue. Authorities were able to negotiate with the man and he exited and surrendered at the residence about 12:25 a.m. No weapons were found in the apartment. Charges will be referred to the Washington County D.A.’s office.
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