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Police give all-clear at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital after man surrenders

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Updated: 5:32 p.m. on September 9, 2019

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Sheboygan Police have given the all-clear after asking people to avoid the area near Sheboygan Memorial Hospital for a man experiencing a mental health crisis. 

According to investigators, the man was armed at the beginning of the situation, but gave up the weapon and surrendered without incident.

The hospital intercom broadcast the chilling announcement of a lockdown. 

"I just had my baby, so my baby's in the ICU, and we had to pull all the other babies away from the window," said Felicia Fason. "We just had to be really cautious."

The same tension reached to the street. People stood along the police perimeter, concerned for family inside.

"I was scared, because my mother's up there and my two kids are up there, so I was so scared," said Youa Vang.

About two hours into the lockdown, the man with the gun surrendered to officers. 

No one was injured.

Sheboygan police say the man is now in custody and being evaluated.

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Posted: 4:00 p.m. on September 9, 2019

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police are asking the public to avoid the area near Sheboygan Memorial Hospital, 2629 North 7th Street, until further notice. 

Authorities say the area has been contained due to a man experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Residents are urged to avoid the area until the incident is resolved. This includes proceeding to the location for previously scheduled appointments.

This is a developing story. CBS 58 will provide updates as they become available.


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