Law enforcement responded to a report of a suicidal man with a handgun at the Grantsburg Inn Motel in Grantsburg March 23 around 9 p.m.
In a joint statement, Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch and Grantsburg Police Chief Dan Wald said the situation was resolved with the help of the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office, Grantsburg PD, Siren PD, St. Croix Tribal PD, Wisconsin State Patrol and North Ambulance.
“The motel and the apartments located behind the motel were evacuated,” the statement said. “Attempts to create dialogue with the male were unsuccessful. It was reported that the male had harmed himself with a knife.
“The Burnett County Emergency Response Team responded to the scene. The team breached the door and made entry into the motel room. The male was taken into custody and then transported to Burnett Medical Center via ambulance.
Authorities allegedly a loaded handgun and box cutter were located in the room.