SAWYER COUNTY -- One person has been arrested following an incident in the Village of Radisson, Wisconsin, early Friday morning, according to a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday, February 3, 2023, at 7:55a, Sawyer County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted by the Sawyer-Washburn-Burnett County SWAT Team and the Barron-Rusk County SWAT Team responded to a reported stabbing at the Get Hooked Bar in the Village of Radisson.
While en route to the scene deputies learned the victim was able to flee the bar to a residence next door. The victim identified the suspect as Mason C. Forest, 31, of Radisson.
After unsuccessful attempts in negotiating with the suspect, SWAT teams deployed chemical munitions into the establishment. A short time later with the assistance of a tactical robot, members of the SWAT team were able to call the suspect out. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Due to the ongoing investigation, the name of the victim is being withheld at this time.
The victim was transported by ambulance to the Ladysmith Hospital and later flown to another facility for medical treatment. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.
Forest was arrested for First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Resisting and Obstructing an Officer, and Disorderly Conduct. He is currently being held in the Sawyer County Jail awaiting a court appearance.
The incident remains under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office.
-- Per Sheriff Doug Mrotek