- The Vilas County Sheriff's Office says no one was hurt after a 48-year-old Mark Mayo of Eagle River threatened to hurt himself with a firearm near Eagle River Wednesday night.
Crews responded Wednesday evening near to the area near Deerskin Road north of Eagle River and south of Phelps to reports that a man wanted to hurt himself and was armed with a 9 mm handgun and two magazines. That report came in around 3:55 p.m.
Sheriff Joe Fath says two young relatives and the Mayo's mother were at the home when officers were called. When deputies arrived, they heard gunshots, with some going over their heads, while the subject fled the house and entered the woods.
Police worked to evacuate the mother and two relatives while also evacuating homes near the scene.
While securing a perimeter, the Vilas County Sheriff's Office says the man told dispatchers that if he saw law enforcement, he would shoot them.
Responding crews later used a drone to locate Mayo near Spirit Lake.
Fath says the man appeared to be passed out and intoxicated.
Fath says he expects the suspect to face criminal charges for the incident. He also added that the Vilas County Sheriff's Office has had episodes with the man in the past.
Mayo is currently being held at the Vilas County Jail pending an appearance in court.
|Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team