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Interstate 94 standoff suspect Kalin Sunde taken into custody after cutting off GPS tracker

Posted at 10:38 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 08:27:03-04

WAUKESHA — Interstate 94 standoff suspect Kalin Sunde was taken into custody Thursday, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office.

The Milwaukee Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force assisted.

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.

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