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Man surrenders after 13-hour standoff in Monroe

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MONROE, Wisconsin (AP) - Police were able to talk a gunman into surrendering following a 13-hour standoff in Monroe.

Officers were called to a house Wednesday evening after the man threatened to shoot himself. Police say the 32-year-old man fired a pistol into the floor at one point during the standoff.

When negotiations with the man broke down, police used percussion devices and chemical irritants and talks restarted.

Authorities say the man agreed to surrender about 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

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