TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Dane County authorities say a 44-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday morning after a standoff in Sun Prairie.
Officials say the incident began around 3:00 a.m. when a caller reported a suspicious person in a neighborhood near CTH TT. Officials responded when another 911 call reported a man with a gun on Olin Way.
A man said he and a woman had been held hostage at gunpoint by the suspect, identified as Robert Simons. Both victims were able to escape, but they did not know the whereabouts of Simons.
As authorities searched for Simons, a reverse 911 call was placed to alert residents in the rural subdivision of the potential danger. Upon further investigation, officials located Simons inside the house. Because Simons was known to be armed, negotiators attempted to contact Simons. Once they got him on the phone, they were able to convince him to surrender peacefully, and the standoff ended around 7:45 a.m.
Residents in the area were then notified by another reverse 911 call that they were no longer in danger.
Highway TT was closed during the incident, but was later reopened to traffic.
Simons will be booked in to the Dane County Jail.
Dane County officials say this incident highlights the issue of domestic violence in our community. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, click here for information on resources in our area.
TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Authorities say the standoff that started early Wednesday morning in Sun Prairie has ended.
Dane County Communications confirms that one person has been taken into custody.
Highway TT was closed in both directions between Cardinal Lane and Bailey Settlement Road, but has now reopened.
Authorities plan to release more information about the incident later Wednesday.
TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Police are on the scene of a standoff in the Town of Sun Prairie Wednesday morning.
Around 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dane County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 2700 block of Olin Way in reference to two suspicious people in the area. Deputies say the ex-husband of someone who lives in that area is now inside a house, possibly armed.
The sheriff's office has set up a perimeter and sent out a reverse 911 call for everyone to stay indoors at this time.
Highway TT is closed in both directions between Cardinal Lane and Bailey Settlement Road.
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