Beaver Dam tactical situation resolved
BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WMTV) - The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says a tactical situation on Seippel Boulevard has been resolved Monday afternoon.
According to a post on its Facebook page, the agency had asked peopel to avoid the area near Seippel Blvd., Industrial Dr. and Mary Ann Rd, near the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Beaver Dam.
Beaver Dam Police Department Deputy Chief Brandon Stommel said that hotel staff found a gun inside of a room Monday and called police to the hotel just before noon. There was no one inside the room at the time. When police went to the room with hotel staff, a person was inside the room alone and made threats. Police did not reveal the nature of the threats.
Stommel said police backed off from the room and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office came to the hotel to assist. Authorities evacuated the hotel and the surrounding areas, and asked people not to drive through the back area of the mall near the hotel.
Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt said that they are working to keep the community safe and urged people not to come down to the area near the hotel.
“We are doing our very best first of all to make sure that the community is safe, which we have been able to do,” Schmidt said. “We’ve been able to evacuate not only the Holiday Inn, but the surrounding area.”
Sheriff Schmidt said negotiators have been speaking with the person who is inside of the hotel room and their goal is to bring that person out peacefully. He added that they could not get into the specific details of the investigation because it was still active.
This story is still developing. NBC15 News has a crew at the scene and will provide updates as more information becomes available.
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