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Standoff Ends With Chetek Man Taken Into Custody

A nearly six-hour standoff ended with a Chetek man being taken into custody after falling through the ceiling during negotiations inside a Chetek residence. Kevin L. Swartz, age 35, Chetek, was charged with a bomb scare, terrorist threats, two counts of threat to a law enforcement officer, failure to comply with officer’s attempt to take person into custody, possession of THC and two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia after a standoff that began shortly after 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 2. SEE COMPLETE STORY IN THE TIMES OR READ ONLINE WITH PAID SUBSCRIPTION.

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