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UPDATE: Man arrested after 13-hour Madison standoff

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Steven Boyle

Steven Boyle

UPDATED Tuesday, September 10, 2013 --- 2:43 p.m.

After Steven Boyle was taken into custody Tuesday morning following a police standoff, several MPD officers were taken to local hospitals for treatment after being exposed to the suspect's blood.

An MPD police dog was also injured after being choked by the suspect during the incident.

Officers responded to a Berwyn Dr. home between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Police had received credible information that Boyle might have a gun, and was threatening to kill neighbors and a police officer. Boyle has an extensive criminal history and has fled from or resisted officers previously.

Boyle's parole agent issued a felony parole hold, for which he was to be arrested.

During the stand off, Police say scene commanders were in touch with mental health experts and Wisconsin Department of Corrections officials, looking to glean information that might be helpful in diffusing the stand-off. They say Boyle did not respond to officers' attempts to communicate with him.

At one point, officers heard sounds of a chain saw coming from inside the house.

By early morning, police made the decision to deploy a chemical agent into the house. Boyle remained inside the home and did not make contact with police.

About an hour later, members of the MPD SWAT team entered the home. Officers continued to encourage Boyle to surrender peacefully, and utilized a robot and MPD K9 to assist their search.

They found Boyle in the basement. Police say he began throwing objects, including a paint can, at officers.

He was later discovered barricaded in a basement room. Officers were able to gain access to the room and allow MPD K9 Gildon to enter. Boyle allegedly attacked the dog by putting both of his hands around Gildon's neck.

Officers entered the room and a violent confrontation ensued between officers and Boyle. Officers attempted multiple Taser deployments during the struggle, and he was eventually taken into custody. MPD K9 Gildon sustained a cut to his nose during the confrontation.

Boyle remains in custody on a parole violation, with additional charges pending.

Officers will continue to search the home.

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UPDATED Tuesday, September 10, 2013 --- 1:30 p.m.

Madison Police have released some new details in this standoff.

51-year-old Steven P. Boyle was taken into custody Tuesday morning after a 13 hour standoff.

Boyle reportedly fought with police before being taken into custody. He was then taken to an area hospital.

A woman was taken out of the home Monday afternoon. Police do not believe she was being held there against her will.

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UPDATED Tuesday, September 10, 2013 --- 5:27 a.m.
Reporter: Phil Levin

51-year-old Steven P. Boyle was taken into custody after a 13 hour standoff with Madison Police early Tuesday morning.

The situation began Monday afternoon when Boyle refused to respond to police asking him to leave a home at 465 Berwyn Dr. Police say a relative called saying they were fearful Boyle would carry out a threat.

Boyle has a criminal history that includes a child abuse conviction, among other crimes. Neighbors say he is known for making threats against them.

Around 1:30 a.m. police fired gas rounds into the home they had surrounded for nearly ten hours. They also used a robot to search the home before heading inside. Boyle was peacefully taken into custody on a probation violation around 3:00 a.m.

NBC 15 is expecting an update on Boyle's condition and to learn whether any officers were affected by the gas rounds later today.
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UPDATED Monday, September 9, 2013 --- 6:43 p.m.

Madison Police are in the 400 block of Berwyn Drive trying to take a subject into custody. Parts of the area are blocked off.

NBC15's Phil Levin is at the scene of this police standoff and police tell him they took a family member out of the home about around 4:00 p.m.

Police say man in 50's is suspected to be alone inside still. The incident started around 2:30 p.m. when a 9-1-1 call came in from the man's concerned family.

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UPDATED Monday, September 9, 2013 --- 5:59 p.m.

Madison Police are in the 400 block of Berwyn Drive trying to take a subject into custody. Parts of the area are blocked off.

NBC15's Phil Levin is at the scene of this police standoff and tells us police took someone out of the home about around 4:00 p.m.

It is unclear what that person may have to do with the stand-off. But right now police are questioning that person for more information.

At this time police still believe there may be someone inside of the home armed with a gun. Police tell NBC15 that is why they're not letting anyone near the area.
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UPDATED Monday, September 9, 2013 --- 4:52 p.m.

NBC15's Phil Levin is at the scene of this police standoff.

Shortly after 4 p.m. he saw police escort someone from a house in the 400 block of Berwyn Drive.

Madison Police still believe an armed subject may be inside. They have cleared the area, and more officers are arriving on the scene.

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Posted Monday, September 9, 2013 --- 4:30 p.m.

Madison Police are in the 400 block of Berwyn Drive trying to take a subject into custody. Parts of the area are blocked off.

A neighbor tells NBC15 she saw police with guns drawn.

We'll bring you more on this story as the details become available.


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