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'Flight risk': Suspect in I-94 standoff tried to escape hospital after her arrest

Posted at 5:57 PM, Jun 07, 2019

New court records show one of the suspects involved in Tuesday night’s I-94 standoff in Waukesha County make one last effort to avoid going to jail while she was hospitalized.

31-year-old Kalin Sunde was charged Friday with resisting an officer and felony bail jumping.

“We are recommending a significant cash bail in the amount of $50,000,” said Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper.

Opper called Sunde a flight risk as authorities continue to investigate her role in the high profile standoff she live-streamed Tuesday night.

The man with her was shot multiple times before he was taken into custody. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department said Sunde stabbed a K-9 officer prior to her arrest.

The charges on Friday come from her alleged actions in the hospital afterward. The deputy responsible for watching Sunde claims she said, “Open the window, I’m not going to jail.”

“Sunde lifted the IV pole and held it as if she were holding a baseball bat,” read the criminal complaint.

The deputy was able to get the pole out of Sunde’s hands, but she still wasn’t ready to give up.

“She was kicking her legs at the deputy, attempting to get away from him on the floor,” reads the criminal complaint.

“If the allegations are true, you didn’t want to be there, you didn’t want to go back to jail and that’s what you’re charged with,” said Waukesha Co. Judge Kevin Costello.

Costello set Sunde’s bail at $30,000, but her next court appearance will likely be for multiple additional felony charges related to the standoff. Sunde’s attorney Ben Van Severen believes she was a victim of that incident.

“It was a very traumatic situation for her. In that forty-plus minute video that she posted it appears that she was threatened multiple times with a gun and I think she legitimately feared for her life,” he said.

Opper said additional charges for Sunde and the male suspect could come as soon as Monday. Meanwhile, the male suspect remains in critical condition from injuries related to the officer-involved shooting Tuesday night.