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Man arrested after more than 12-hour standoff in Hudson

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HUDSON (AP) -- A standoff between police and a man in Hudson has ended with the man taken into custody.

Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen says a man with a "known history of violence" was arrested shortly before 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police were initially called to the house at 3 a.m. Jensen says the man had trashed his ex-girlfriend's home and phone, but she was able to get to a friend's house and call police.

The woman told police there was a handgun in the house. Roughly eight nearby homes were evacuated as police and the SWAT team tried to get the man to come outside.

Jensen says no shots were fired, but authorities used tear gas and other chemicals during the standoff.

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HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- Police and SWAT teams have surrounded a house in Hudson and evacuated nearby residents, after authorities received a report about a domestic situation.
   Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen tells KSTP-TV that police were called to the house at 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
   Jensen says a man and woman were initially in the house, but the woman left and called police.
   One man is believed to be inside. Police are unsure if he is armed. Authorities have used tear gas inside the house, but the man didn't come out.
   Jensen says police are asking nearby residents to stay away from the area.

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