MADISON (WKOW) -- A suspect finally surrenders, after an 8-hour standoff with Madison police.
This started at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and did not end until about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Madison police originally got a call that a 34-year-old man was threatening a woman with a gun, on O'Brien Court.
Police say when they got there, the suspect, Michael Payne, ran into a nearby duplex. Two people inside got out safely.
After eight hours, and several attempts to contact Payne, the Dane County SWAT Team went inside the home, and found him barricaded in the basement.
Police say Payne surrendered peacefully.
"We go slow because we want to make sure we have all the resources we need to confront someone who may be armed and we want to make sure our officers are safe when they make entry," said Lt. Wayne Strong with the Madison Police Department.
During the incident, police say a pit bull inside that home became aggressive and officers had to shoot it. The dog died.
Charges against Payne are pending.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Police surrounded a home on Madison's east side Tuesday night. They say a man with a gun was inside and refused to come out.
Madison police spokesperson Joel De Spain says the department got reports around 5:15 p.m. that a 34-year-old man outside a home on O'Brien Court was fighting with a woman that they believe may have been his former girlfriend. During their fight, the man threatened her with a gun. He then ran into a nearby duplex, where a different family lives. At least two people were inside at the time, but they got out safely.
Police say a pit bull that was inside ran out and appeared to charge officers, so police shot and killed it. 27 News spoke with the woman who lives with her children in that duplex, Barbara Buchanan. Buchanan was visibly upset early this evening to hear her dog had been killed.
"She took off running and they shot her in the neighbor's yard. Why they shot her, I don't know, but it's unfair because she didn't deserve to die," Buchanan says, in tears.
Buchanan says the suspect has come by her family's home in the past. She says police came to search her home Tuesday morning in response to a domestic dispute between the man and the woman involved in the fight Monday night.
Police evacuated several neighboring homes as a safety precaution. They also made reverse 911 calls to advise residents of the ongoing situation. De Spain says they're hoping to resolve the situation peacefully.
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