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Police standoff ends in confusing finish

Posted at 11:19 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 16:13:54-04

KENOSHA, WI — UPDATE: The suspect behind a massive police search in Kenosha that shut down three city blocks Tuesday night has been taken into custody, the police department said Wednesday afternoon.


A duplex in downtown Kenosha is the center major stand-off Tuesday evening. Three blocks were shut down mainly along 52nd Street near Spanky’s Bar.

The police situation started around 4 p.m. Witnesses say as roads were shut down multiple tactical officers came to the scene.

“There were cops all over the place. Right over there by the green truck there was a sniper. They also just broke out a bunch of windows with a robot. They fired tear gas in the house already,” said witness Steve Pounders.

Police shouted over a PA system, “We have a warrant. Come out with your hands up.”

People who were inside their homes across the street said they just had to stay inside.

“I have no idea what the situation is they just told us to stay indoors we can’t leave the house,” said Cameron Feest who lives across the street.

Around 9 p.m., flash bang after flash bang was heard in the house. Police ran inside and could be heard checking the house. After 10 p.m. police started to clear the scene. No one was seen leaving the house in handcuffs.