Online Death Threats Caused Toma Police Stand-off

TOMAH, WI (Ben Caxton) — Authorities revealed yesterday that the Wednesday evening police standoff in Tomah started with a Crimestoppers tip that a potentially armed man who was making death threats through text messages was hole up in a home on West Washington Street. When officers made contact with two people inside the standoff began. The house was surrounded and a tactical unit brought to the scene to negotiate a surrender of the suspect. Inside the home was the suspect, 25-year-old Dalton Hintz, and an unidentified female the police are calling a victim. During negotiations, an explosive breaching device was deployed, which assisted officers in apprehending the two as they left the residence around 11:00 PM, ended the standoff.

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