Rhinelander-area man arrested in standoff
Special Response Team called to scene in town of Crescent
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
A 21-year-old Rhinelander-area man allegedly involved in a standoff Thursday with law enforcement officers at a residence along Hwy. 8 near South River Road in the town of Crescent has been taken into custody by the Special Response Team called to the scene, said Oneida County captain Terri Hook.
Hook said Mathew Smith was arrested for domestic violence disorderly conduct, failure to comply with an officer’s attempt to take a person into custody and multiple warrants.
She said the sheriff’s 911 center received a call Thursday at approximately 9:49 a.m. when it was initially reported there was a man with a gun at the residence threatening to kill himself and others. She noted this report later changed to the male subject having a knife.
Hook said there were other persons along with a child in the home besides the man. Within the first half hour of the reported incident, she said all but the male subject exited.
Hook said the county’s Special Response Team, which was equipped with gas and bean bag rounds, responded to the home and took Smith into custody Thursday at approximately 3:48 p.m.
Hook said the sheriff’s office is conducting an investigation into events surrounding the incident, for which the sheriff’s office was assisted by the county EMS, Rhinelander Police Department, Langlade County Sheriff’s Office, Minocqua Police Department and GLIFWC.