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Racine police say a 31-year-old man who threatened to blow up his house surrendered peacefully after more than two hours of negotiations.

Officers were called at 7:10 p.m. to the 200 block of Memorial Drive after a 911 hang up by a man who threatened to blow up his house. Police attempted to make contact again, and when they did, officers could hear loud arguing in the background, according to a press release from RPD.

Racine police Sgt. Jessie Metoyer detailed in the release how the man had disconnected the gas connections for the stove. Family members exited the home without incident and told police that the man was suffering from a mental health crisis.

Surrounding homes were also evacuated as a precaution, and Memorial Drive between 6th and 9th Streets was shut down during the incident.

Racine County SWAT and the Crisis Negotiation Team were activated and after over two hours of negotiations, the man surrendered peacefully at 9:30 p.m. He was transported to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s for a mental health evaluation.

Metoyer said the matter is still under investigation and that no other information would be released at this time.


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