Wisconsin Standoff: Officer, citizen taken to hospital

The scene is secure

Neenah hostage situation, Dec. 5, 2015 (WBAY)

(WBAY) — Neenah Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson says the scene at the standoff and shooting at Eagle Nation Cycles is safe and there is no threat to the community at this time.

“I can tell the citizens now that the scene has been made safe,” Wilkinson said during a press briefing shortly after someone was taken into custody.

The chief did not release any information on the person who they took into custody.

“We’re just going through the final clearing operations, but we believe we have everyone accounted for,” he added.

The chief told reporters a citizen and a police officer were taken to the hospital during the standoff.

“I can tell you that he [the officer is] fine. He was being checked out, and we don’t anticipate he would be out of work or anything because of his injury,” said Chief Wilkinson.

The ATF is sending agents from Milwaukee to help assist local police with the shooting investigation.

“We are aware of the situation,” said Martin Siebenaler a Divisions Operations Officer and acting public information officer with the ATF in St. Paul, Minn.

According to Siebenaler, local police are taking the lead on the investigation, but federal agents will assist with tracing the fire arm and a variety of other activities.

Neenah Police evacuated a number of homes and businesses in the area. Residents who live within a 1/4 mile radius from Main and Doty Streets were told to shelter in place away from windows, in a basement if possible. The request came in response to the shooting. Police say a man walked into the store and fired a weapon.

Officials at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah say one patient has been transported there, according to Megan Mulholland, a spokesperson with the hospital.

As of 11:00 a.m. several law enforcement agencies were on the scene, including: The Wisconsin State Patrol, Fond Du Lac, Winnebago and Outagamie County Sheriff’s Offices, Neenah Police, Town of Menasha Police, and the Appleton Police (SWAT Team).

Rhonda Roberts, Emily Matesic and Michelle Clemens of KOIN sister station WBAY contributed to this report.

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