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Winneconne police, Winnebago County deputies assist Omro in stand-off
11:00 PM, May. 13, 2011 |
A Winneconne police officer and several deputies from the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office assisted Omro Police Department officers with a brief stand-off with a suicidal man May 8.
Police went to a Huckleberry Avenue residence at 12:30 a.m. for a report of an intoxicated man with a shotgun who had threatened to harm himself.
Acquaintances and relatives of the man had reported he was walking around making suicidal comments and calling family members to tell them he loved them. The 47-year-old man was inside the home when police attempted to contact him.
After a brief stand-off, the man came outside without the weapon and with his hands up. He told officers he'd been sick for two months, didn't have a job, was on medication for depression and a close relative had committed suicide, the police report said.
While inside the house the man said he held the gun to his head and considered shooting himself. He thought about creating a scenario where officers would have to shoot him, but decided against it because his father had been a police officer for 25 years, according to the report.
The man calmed down after his wife was brought to the scene and authorities determined the man could be released to the custody of a responsible relative.
In another incident, Winneconne police investigated the death of a 92-year-old man at a North Ninth Street residence May 5. The man had called Lifeline and was then unresponsive. First Responders who arrived on the scene attempted to revive the man without success.