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West Allis man in custody after standoff with police

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WEST ALLIS -- A 32-year-old West Allis man is in custody after a standoff with police near 72nd and Madison Tuesday afternoon, August 21st.

West Allis police were first called to the neighborhood just before 2 p.m. That's because they received a call that a person was in a home with a firearm. That person's intentions were not known at the time.

Around 5:45 p.m., officers were able to convince the man inside the home to come out and surrender. 

Preliminary information indicates the man was seen carrying a rifle inside the home and acting in an irrational manner. Officials say an acquaintance feared for his safety -- and that's when police were called.

Officers were able to get the caller safely out of the home. After several hours of negotiation, the man seen with the rifle left the home through a back door. He was taken into custody without a struggle.

The home where the man lived was cleared and several weapons were recovered.

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