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A man with a gun surrendered peacefully in Barron County Thursday morning following ten minutes of negotiations, authorities say.

According to the Barron County Sheriff's Department:

The Sheriff's Department received a call at 1:48 a.m. from the Rusk County Sheriff's Department concerning a 19-year-old man who was making suicidal statements and in possession of a semi-automatic handgun.

Twenty minutes later, Barron County deputies and a Cumberland police officer located the man, who was driving a car near Highway 63 and Highway H, just north of Cumberland.

After deputies made contact with the man, he displayed a handgun and refused with law enforcement commands to drop the gun.

Ten minutes later the man complied. He was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for evaluation.

No shots were fired during the incident.

Contact: 715-833-9207, dan.holtz@ecpc.com