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Madison-area standoff ends with house fire

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Posted at 7:34 AM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 08:34:04-04

MONONA, Wis. (AP) -- Police say a long standoff with an armed man at a residence in Monona ended when the house went up in flames.

Authorities say officers were sent to the home about 5 p.m. Wednesday and tried to communicate with the man who is a person of interest in a shooting in Madison that critically injured a woman.

Tactical officers tried to enter the house shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday and saw a fire had started. Officials say the suspect was armed with a gun threatened to shoot officers.

 The 42-year-old suspect finally surrendered to police about 2 a.m.