BURNETT COUNTY - One person is in custody following a situation in Grantsburg, WI on Monday night, according to a joint press release from the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office and Grantsburg Police Department.

Press Release

On March 23, 2020 at 9:18 p.m. the Grantsburg Police Department and the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Grantsburg Inn Motel in the Village of Grantsburg. It was reported there was a suicidal male with a handgun in one of the rooms.

The motel and the apartments located behind the motel were evacuated.

Attempts to create dialogue with the male were unsuccessful. It was reported that the male had harmed himself with a knife.

The Burnett County Emergency Response Team responded to the scene. The team breached the door and made entry into the motel room. The male was taken into custody and then transported to Burnett Medical Center via ambulance.

A loaded handgun and box cutter were located in the room.

This incident was resolved with the cooperation of Grantsburg Police Department, Siren Police Department, St. Croix Tribal Police Department, WI State Patrol, North Ambulance and the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Per Sheriff Tracy Finch

Per Grantsburg Police Chief Dan Wald


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