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Fight Between Brothers Involves Sword and Standoff with Police in West Bend

A fight between two brothers turned into a long standoff with West Bend Police early Sunday morning. 

West Bend Police responded to a call at 1:43 a.m. Sunday from a resident who reported his brother cut him with a sword and threatened him with a gun.

When police arrived at the scene on the 1600 block of Hans St., they found the 24-year-old victim outside the home, but his 22-year-old brother was inside and refused to come out.

The brother inside the home had cut his older brother, resulting in a minor wound to his abdomen.

Officers tried to make contact with the younger brother inside the home, but he threatened to kill any officers that came inside the home and he sent photos of himself holding a shotgun.

The West Bend Police Department Special Response Team responded to the scene and evacuated several neighbors in the area. 

The suspect continued to threaten police and refused to exit the home.

After multiple attempts to talk to the suspect, a West Bend police officer was able to make contact with the suspect via phone. The officer and the suspect talked for over 90 minutes and the officer was finally able to talk the man into coming out of the home and turning himself into the police.

The situation ended at 5:25 a.m. and the man was taken into custody and arrested for two counts of Recklessly Endangering Safety and Failure to Comply with Officer's Attempt to Take a Person into Custody. Investigators recovered three handguns, a shotgun, a rifle and a sword from the home.

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