Man dies while holding police at bay for more than five hoursA 33-year-old man died while he held police at bay for five and one-half hours at a home in Fredonia, north of Milwaukee.
A 33-year-old man died while he held police at bay for five and one-half hours at a home in Fredonia, north of Milwaukee.
Ozaukee County authorities said the man confronted his wife about their failed marriage.
He then poured gas on a basement floor, started a fire, held up a shotgun and threatened his wife and himself.
The woman managed to flee the house as witnesses saw smoke emerge.
She called 911 about 3:30 p.m.
Northern Ozaukee High School, which is the near the house, went into a lockdown mode. The lockdown lasted about two hours but the man kept refusing to surrender.
Finally, officers pressed the matter. They reportedly found the man dead about 9 p.m.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported it could not confirm other media reports that the man committed suicide.