UPDATE, 11:01 a.m. — A 40-year-old man is in custody after police responded to multiple reports of shots fired Sunday on Wausau’s east side.

The man, whose name is not yet being released, is being held on preliminary charges of recklessly endangering safety, endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, obstruction and disorderly conduct, according to a Wausau Police Department news release.

No one was injured in the incident, which was reported just before 6 a.m. in the 1000 block of McIntosh Street. Alcohol was a factor, police said.

UPDATE, 8:41 a.m. — No injuries were reported early Sunday after shots were fired on the city’s east side, according to the Wausau Police Department.

Police received multiple 911 calls just before 6 a.m. from residents who heard the shots. A witness tells Wausau Pilot and Review she heard as many as a dozen total shots fired and called police.

Officers and SWAT members descended on a home in the 1000 block of McIntosh Street, surrounding the home for more than an hour before at least one person was brought out in handcuffs, witnesses said. Neighbors were told to shelter in place while the incident unfolded.

Wausau Police report the incident remains under investigation. Additional details are expected to be released soon.

“Thank you to the neighborhood for their patience and assistance during this incident,” Wausau Police posted on their Facebook page.

The original stories appear below.

UPDATE, 7:52 a.m. — At least one person been taken into custody after what appears to have been a standoff at a Wausau home.

The man, who police have not yet publicly identified, was taken away in handcuffs, according to witnesses at the scene. He arrested after police and SWAT teams surrounded the home in the 1000 block of McIntosh Street for more than an hour.

Witnesses tell Wausau Pilot and Review they heard a series of gunshots in the area just before 6 a.m. Nearby residents were told to take cover in their basements, according to a public Facebook post.

Wausau Pilot and Review will update this story when officials release additional information. (Original story posted below.)


WAUSAU — The SWAT team along with multiple police vehicles are at the scene of a home near the intersection of 10th and McIntosh after witnesses reported hearing several possible gunshots Sunday morning.

Witnesses said they heard several gunshots just before 6 a.m. and police have been surrounding the home, in the 1000 block of McIntosh Street, for more than an hour.

Wausau Pilot and Review will update this story as more details become available.

3 replies on “UPDATED: 1 in custody after shots fired near 10th & McIntosh”

    1. For the past few years, police have not been able to release the names of people identified through their driver’s license information without an open records request. We can get the names after charges have been filed by looking up a copy of the complaint, but the police have been advised not to release those names. It’s all very weird and complicated, but in a nutshell, that’s why.

    2. I imagine that, until charges are officially filed and the arrest record is released, the names are kept confidential. Once charges are filed, records are publicly available so his name will be released eventually. But I don’t have a problem with justice taking time on these things. In this case it is cut and dry, but there are many cases where one may be arrested but the DA determines there isn’t enough proof to charge the person, in which case I don’t think tarnishing someone’s reputation for a crime that they were not charged with is just in a land where people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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