NEW BERLIN (WITI) -- A 40-year-old man was taken into custody Friday morning, January 24th following a tactical situation in New Berlin.
According to officials, tactical officers from the Suburban Critical Incident Team responded to a home in the 3300 block of Heide Lane, in the City of New Berlin, to assist in apprehending a subject wanted on a felony probation warrant. Police say the suspect was believed to be armed.
Police say the subject entered the home on Heide Lane shortly after fleeing from police around 3 a.m. Once inside the home, police say the subject refused to exit and comply with their orders.
"They had lights everywhere and you could see the snow, you could see the guys with rifles and shields in different areas, behind trees," said neighbor Kathy McLaughlin.
It was known to officers that there were numerous weapons in the house, including rifles, shotguns and handguns and that the subject had a lengthy criminal history, including possession of weapons, endangering safety with a dangerous weapon, and drug charges.
"We were able to run his criminal history and found out the previous charges he had including weapons charges, injury, reckless endangering with the weapons and some drug charges, too," said New Berlin Police Captain Mike Glider.
The Suburban Critical Incident Team was called at 3:22 a.m. and negotiators from the team began speaking with the subject. After lengthy negotiations, he was taken into custody at 7:15 a.m.
"He never threatened us with the weapons, but just the fact that he had the weapons, some of those weapons, if they are fired from the window, could go into a neighbors' home," said Captain Glider.
No one was injured during the incident and the case is still under investigation.
Police say the suspect was turned over to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office on the warrant. Final charges have not yet been determined.