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Wis. man pulls firearm on EMS personnel during call

EMS personnel in Grantsburg were checking on a man lying on the road when he became combative and pulled out a firearm



By Bill Carey

GRANTSBURG, Wis. —  A Grantsbug man was arrested on July 2 after pointing a firearm at EMS personnel as they were checking on him.

A press release from the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office stated that Burnett County Dispatch was notified of a man lying on a road in Grantsburg, WQOW reported.

The man became combative and pointed a firearm at EMS personnel they began to check on him. A member of the Grantsburg Fire Department was able to get the man to surrender the firearm before law enforcement arrived. The man then went to his residence a short distance away. 

When law enforcement arrived, the man came out of his house with another firearm. Multiple shots were fired, and the man was taken into custody and transported to the hospital.

There were no serious injuries reported.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

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