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UPDATE: Missing Wife Found in Waukesha Standoff
WAUKESHA—Waukesha police say the wife of a man at the center of a standoff Wednesday has been found safe.
Police were called to a home on East View drive at 6:18 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a domestic violence incident.
Officers had prior knowledge that the husband had firearms and previously threatened to shoot the police.
Officers were unable to contact the suspect or the victim when they arrived at the residence.
They continuously telephoned the house and no one responded.
The victim did not show up for work at her scheduled time. When police put out a call for help in locating her, information came in that allowed them to verify her location and determine she was okay.
In a press release issued at 2:38 p.m. the police department said:
"On Wednesday, December 05, 2012, at approximately 12:30pm, the Waukesha Police Department located Fay Shaw at a relative's house in Pewaukee, WI. She was not injured and was in good condition. She apparently left her residence last night before Officers responded because she felt threatened.
The investigation into the Domestic Incident that prompted police response is ongoing. "
Due to the nature of the call and the recent history of violence associated with those types of calls, the Waukesha Police Department Tactical Unit was requested to the scene.
They responded along with the Waukesha County Regional Bearcat Armored Rescue Vehicle.
The suspect surrendered to police at 10:29 a.m.
He has since become uncooperative and is currently under protective custody to evaluate his mental status.