BLACK RIVER FALLS — A four-hour standoff in the Grove area of Black River Falls ended peacefully Monday evening when a suspect was taken into custody, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect, whose identity was not released, was taken into custody at 6:24 p.m. Police had responded to a call about a man barricaded in a residence in the 100 block of South Third Street.

“We understand that it was long time to ask people to stay away from the area,” Sheriff Duane Waldera said. “We were able to ensure citizens’ safety by them cooperating while we worked to resolve the situation.”

The Black River Falls Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department and Black River Falls Municipal Utilities assisted at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.


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