Standoff in Boscobel ends; at least one person being treated for injuries, officials say

Boscobel Standoff

BOSCOBEL, Wis. — A nearly 6-hour standoff at a home in Boscobel has ended with at least one person being treated for injuries, officials said Friday afternoon.

Officers with the Boscobel Police Department asked people to avoid the 1300 block of Elm Street as they responded to a person barricaded inside a home Friday. Police were sent to a home around 10:10 a.m., according to Kevin Copus, the assistant chief with the department. Officials told WISC-TV in Madison that the standoff ended shortly before 4 p.m.

Grant County Sheriff Nate Dreckman said at least one person was being treated for injuries Friday afternoon, but didn’t specify how many people or the nature of the injuries.

During the standoff, officers were trying to determine if the person inside the home was armed. They were not sure how many people were inside, Copus said. Police were also trying to figure out what prompted the person to barricade themselves inside the home.

Neighbors were notified, Copus said, and were asked to avoid the area during the standoff.

Officers with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, a tactical response team from Grant County and officers with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with this incident, Copus said.

Boscobel schools were operating under a “secure hold” during the standoff, under advisement from the Boscobel Police Department. Classes were still in session but there was no open campus or recess. Police told the district’s superintendent that there is no reason to believe there is any imminent danger to schools.

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Officers with the Boscobel Police Department are asking people to avoid part of Elm Street as they respond to a person barricaded inside a home.

Police were sent to a home on the 1300 block of Elm Street around 10:10 a.m. Friday, according to Kevin Copus, the assistant chief with the department.

Officers know that one person is inside the home, and they are trying to determine if that person is armed. They are not sure if anyone else is at the home, Copus said.

Police are also trying to figure out what prompted the person to barricade themselves inside the home.

Neighbors have been notified, Copus said, and are asked to avoid the area.

Officers with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, a tactical response team from Grant County and officers with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with this incident, Copus said.

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