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GERMANTOWN — Germantown police say a suspect is in custody following a domestic violence incident Monday morning, September 7th, three separate subsequent pursuits, and a standoff situation Tuesday morning in Germantown.

This all began around 9:00 a.m. Monday — when police investigated a domestic violence incident, Police say it is believed multiple domestic violence related charges were committed (both misdemeanor and felony charges).

The suspect wasn’t home at the time of this investigation.

Around 1:15 p.m. Monday, a Germantown police officer observed the suspect in this case driving near his home.

The officer attempted to stop the suspect — but police say the suspect fled.

The ensuing pursuit was terminated in Menomonee Falls because the suspect was known to law enforcement officials and the traffic conditions and danger outweighed the need to continue the pursuit.

Police later learned the vehicle the suspect was driving had been reported stolen to Glendale police.

Seven hours later, around 8:30 p.m. Monday, a citizen reported seeing the stolen vehicle being driven by the suspect — circling the suspect’s home.

Police again tried to stop the vehicle — but the suspect fled.

This pursuit was terminated in Milwaukee.

On Tuesday morning, around 7:00 a.m., a Germantown police officer spotted the suspect and the same stolen vehicle. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle — the suspect again fled the scene.

This pursuit was terminated in Milwaukee.

An hour later, around 8:00 a.m., a citizen called to report the suspect and the stolen vehicle were at the suspect’s home.

Police say the victim in the domestic violence incident and her daughter had been relocated for their safety after the incident on Monday.

After learning the suspect was at his home, police set up a perimeter and took measures to prevent the stolen vehicle from moving.

Officers were able to make contact with the suspect, and they say he barricaded himself in the home, and began to make suicidal statements.

The Germantown Fire Department responded and police requested the Washington County SWAT Team — which included officers from the Germantown Police Department.

A Germantown officer established communications though a window with the suspect.

After approximately one hour of negotiations, the officer persuaded the suspect to surrender without incident.

The suspect will be receiving mental health assistance and will be facing a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges that will be forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office.

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