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Milwaukee Police: Standoff suspect in custody after three and a half hours of negotiations

Milwaukee Police: Standoff suspect in custody after three and a half hours of negotiations

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A tactical situation that lasted for hours Tuesday morning on Milwaukee's east side has been resolved. 

Police say the suspect surrendered peacefully after about three and a half hours of negotiations. 

Officers were called to an apartment building near Bradford and Murray around 6:00 a.m. Police say a man was causing a disturbance and threatening to shoot himself and police. 

A police command center and SWAT vehicle were brought to the scene. For several hours, officers in tactical gear could be seen walking around the building. 

People who live in the complex say they heard loud noises and were evacuated shortly after 6:00 a.m. 

One neighbor says people in the building have had issues with the man in the last few weeks. 

"I didn't get a good feel from him the first time I met him and then I heard from the other tenants that he had been causing some problems," said Stephen Jennings, who lives in a nearby apartment complex. 

Police say they didn't find any guns in the man's apartment and believe he may suffer from a mental illness.

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