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Interstate 94 standoff suspect Kalin Sunde on the run again

Posted at 9:48 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 23:44:13-04

One of the suspects in the Interstate 94 overpass standoff in Oconomowoc is on the run once again.

Kalin Sunde livestreamed the tense hours inside a van that led to officers firing shots during a standoff. Nearly three months later, authorities said she's removed a GPS monitoring device.

Sunde was being held in the Waukesha County Jail until someone posted her bail bond of $100,000 for a pair of cases, but it wasn't until Monday when she went off the grid.

Prosecutors called Sunde a "flight risk" after an hours-long SWAT standoff on I-94 followed by an attempted escape from police custody in the hospital. On Monday, she proved those prosecutors may have had a point.

"They went to the location I guess where they think it was cut off and didn't find her and didn't find the bracelet," said Sunde's attorney Ben Van Severen.

Van Severen said he last spoke with Sunde on Monday morning. That's when she was supposed to appear in Milwaukee County Court. Instead, authorities were notified her GPS bracelet was cut off.

"Number one, I'd love for her to contact me," Van Severen said. "Certainly, there's a warrant in Milwaukee County, there's warrants in Waukesha, so if she has any police contact, they're going to arrest her and they'll book her."

Sunde is charged with six felonies from the chaotic I-94 standoff that started with police chasing a stolen vehicle. Viewer video captured officers firing shots at the van that slowly crept to a stop on an Oconomowoc overpass where Sunde took her Facebook friends inside the vehicle police were surrounding.

"Keep doing that (expletive) and somebody's going to die," said suspect Nathan Halfmann.

"This is 'Facebook Live,' you guys, and this is going viral," added Sunde.

Once officers moved in, Sunde made her first attempt to escape, allegedly stabbing sheriff's K-9 Justice.

"Certainly, there's a warrant in Milwaukee County, there's warrants in Waukesha, so if she has any police contact, they're going to arrest her and they'll book her." — Ben Van Severen, Kalin Sunde's attorney

While Van Severen plans to argue his client is a victim in that standoff, he said Sunde is doing herself no favors by going off the grid.

"The court set her bond for a reason with the expectation that she would come back to court and comply with the conditions," he said.

Sunde has four criminal cases going on at the same time. She's due in Fond du Lac County court on Friday.