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Update: Police shoot, kill suspect near Merrill after chase and standoffSubmitted: 07/26/2016
MERRILL - A suspect died after being shot by police near Merrill.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said it was dealing with a "critical incident" at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Later, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office told Newswatch 12 that it helped the Antigo Police Department with a high-speed pursuit.


The chase started after an officer was shot at during a traffic stop in Antigo. 

The chase went into Lincoln County and the suspect vehicle was eventually stopped on Hillview Road in the Town of Pine River using a tire deflation device. 

The suspect remained armed during an hour-long stand off.

The suspect was eventually shot and killed by law enforcement. 

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office tells us that more details will be released at a later time.





Police in Lincoln County deal with what they call a "Critical Incident".

A statement was put out by Lincoln County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant Tim Fisher around 7:15 a.m.

"The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and surrounding agencies are dealing with a critical incident at this time. Please do not call the Sheriff's Office. As information becomes available it will be sent out. Thank you for your patience and understanding."

Newswatch 12 has a reporter headed to the area, and will update you as more information becomes available.


Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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