Onalaska standoff leads to shots fired on Easter morning

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ONALASKA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A suspect is in custody after a standoff in Onalaska this Sunday morning.

According to the Onalaska Police Department, officers responded to a home in the 600 Block of 2nd Avenue South-West around 7:00 AM after a family reported an estranged relative sleeping on the back porch.

Police say when officers arrived and woke the man up. He pulled out a handgun. Officers led the family out of their home and alerted neighbors to shelter in place.

Police requested help from a tactical unit, the La Crosse County Emergency Response Team who tried to talk the man into leaving the porch.

Officers say the suspect then pointed his gun through the porch window, leading the ERT to fire five times and throw gas into the porch. Then officers say the suspect came out with minor injuries from the gas and was arrested.

Police have not identified the suspect and more information is expected to be released later.

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