Man, 81, Arrested after Wis. Rapids Standoff

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

UPDATE: 5/10 at 3:54 p.m.

The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department says Robert Haas, 81, is expected to be charged with 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Endangering Safety with the Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and Disorderly Conduct -with a Domestic Abuse Enhancer.

The initial reports say the incident may have started over disagreement about money.

ORIGINAL STORY: 5/10 at 10:26 a.m.

Charges are expected to be filed against an 81-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man after authorities say he held a gun to another person's head.

According to a press, around 4 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to to Maples Mobile Park, 4610 8th Street South, in reference to a man holding a gun to another person’s head. Upon arrival, officers made phone contact with the suspect and after a short standoff the victim was able to exit the residence unharmed.

Police say the man eventually left the house after talking to a negotiator. He was taken into custody without further incident.

The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department was assisted by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Grand Rapids Police Department, Nekoosa Police Department and Port Edwards Police Department.

The general public was at no time in immediate danger during the standoff.

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