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Man wanted for attempted murder arrested in Onalaska

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A 36-year-old man suspected of trying to murder three people in California last month is being held in the La Crosse County jail.

Tony Thao was arrested Monday, after police in Onalaska saw him leaving a house and stopped the car he was in.

He’s accused of trying to kill three people in the Sacramento area last month with a 40-caliber, semiautomatic handgun.

Thao was already wanted in La Crosse County for credit card fraud.

While he awaits extradition to California, Thao is jailed under $500,000 bond.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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