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MARSHFIELD MAN SURRENDERS AFTER NEGOTIATIONS WITH CRISIS OFFICERS

MARSHFIELD MAN SURRENDERS AFTER NEGOTIATIONS WITH CRISIS OFFICERS

Today at 12:42pm, Marshfield officers responded to 1907 S Vine Ave in the City of Marshfield after the Wood County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from an intoxicated male who stated he had a gun stolen from him. Upon arrival, officers heard arguing with someone stating they had a gun to their head.

The apartment door opened and it was learned additional occupants had taken a 9mm handgun away from the distraught subject. The male subject then barricaded himself in a back bedroom with access to a rifle with ammunition. The 9mm handgun was confiscated and the apartment was evacuated, as were neighboring apartments and a nearby retirement home.

After roughly 30 minutes of negotiations by Marshfield Special Response Team Crisis Negotiators and officers on-scene, the subject peacefully surrendered to law enforcement.

The 33 year old subject, Kurtis J Wegner, was taken into custody and is awaiting medical clearance prior to being transported to Wood County Jail to face charges.  Wegner was convicted in 2010 for Possession of a Short-barreled Shotgun.

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