Man attacks brother with sword

West Bend standoff ends after nearly four hours
Posted at 7:39 AM, Apr 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-16 11:39:56-04

WEST BEND -- Police say an overnight tactical situation ended just before 5:30 a.m. Sunday with the surrender of a 22-year-old man.


The incident started when police were called to a home in the 1600 block of Hans Street at 1:43 a.m.


A 24-year-old man told officers his 22-year-old brother had cut him with a sword and threatened him with a gun. The older brother had a minor cut to his abdomen from the sword. 


The younger brother refused to allow officers into the home. According to police, the man threatened to kill any officers that came into the residence and sent photos of himself holding a shotgun.


Police evacuated several neighbors.


A West Bend police officer talked to the suspect over the phone for 90 minutes before the man finally agreed to exit the residence and turn himself over to officers.


The man was arrested on two counts of recklessly endangering safety and failure to comply with officer’s attempt to take a person into custody.


Investigators recovered three handguns, a shotgun, a rifle, and a sword from the residence.