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Standoff near Caledonia leads to arrest of armed man

Brad Williams

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A 36-year-old man is jailed in Houston County after allegedly threatening a woman with a firearm. 

James Forrester was arrested on assault charges after a police standoff in rural Caledonia, lasting about five hours on Thursday. 

Police received a 9-1-1 call from the woman who got the threat.  She was able to get away from the scene unhurt. 

An emergency response vehicle from Winona County was used to get onto the property, so Forrester could be taken into custody.  A second man was arrested for allegedly interfering with police at the scene.

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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