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Police standoff in Sparta



Police finally breached house using bearcat

Sparta, Wis. – For the second time in two weeks, a Monroe County tactical team had to be used to arrest a few perps that had barricaded themselves inside a Sparta home.

Friday night, after a violent altercation, 29-year-old Amanda Miller and 35-year-old Andrew Raymer barricaded themselves inside a house near the high school when police showed up.

Miller finally came out and was arrested, but when Raymer showed himself, he was holding a rifle.

After hours, the tactical team released several canisters of pepper spray into the house and eventually breached a wall to gain entry with use of the La Crosse County bearcat.

Both Miller and Raymer are in jail awaiting charges.

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