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UPDATE: Green Bay police identify armed suspect in police standoff

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MONDAY 12/28/2020 12:00 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Police Department provided an update on Monday pertaining to the police stand-off with an armed suspect that took place on Sunday in Green Bay.

Officers said the incident began shortly after 11 a.m. after receiving information that a person wanted for several felony warrants was located within the City of Green Bay.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Tou Vang, was allegedly seen driving a vehicle on the city’s east side.

Officers report having initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle that Vang was in but Vang failed to comply and proceeded to lead officers on a pursuit.

Officials say they used a Pursuit Intervention Technique in the 600 block of W. Walnut Street to end the pursuit.

Authorities say Vang was armed with a handgun and then fired at officers who in turn returned fire. No one was reported injured in the exchange of gunfire.

A standoff then ensued and lasted for several hours. The Green Bay Police Department S.W.A.T. Team and negotiators were also called to the scene.

Officers say negotiators were able to make phone contact with Vang and successfully got Vang to surrender to officers without further incident.

Vang was taken to the Brown County jail on several felony warrants, a parole violation, and new charges related to the incident.

Per department policy, the officers involved in the discharge of firearms have been placed on administrative duty.

Authorities say the investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Green Bay police take suspect of Walnut St. standoff into custody

SUNDAY 12/27/2020

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Police Department says the subject who was in the Walnut St. standoff has been taken into custody.

Police say there were no injuries.

The north and southbound of Ashland Ave. are now open, as well as north and southbound Broadway.

However, officials say Walnut St. from Ashland Ave. to Broadway will be shut down for an undetermined time frame will investigators continue to process this scene.

Original Story: Walnut Street Bridge going up for undetermined amount of time, continue avoiding intersection of W. Walnut St. and Ashland Ave.

SUNDAY 12/27/2020 1:00 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay police are reporting that the Walnut Street Bridge will be going up for an unknown period of time due to the standoff with the armed suspect at Walnut Street and Ashland Avenue.

Officials say the bridge will be going up to steer traffic away from that area as it is still the site of an active investigation.

Police say the public should still avoid the area at this time.

During a media briefing held at noon, the Green Bay Police Commander Kevin Warych told reporters that at around 11 a.m., police were initially in pursuit of the suspect in the city for charges they say were “very serious.”

At the end of the initial pursuit, officials say the suspect fired at the officers. No one was reportedly injured from the gunfire.

Police say the scene is still active and officers are trying to communicate with the suspect at this time. Residents should continue to avoid the area.

Local 5 will continue providing updates as they become available.

Original Story: Green Bay police in standoff with armed suspect, avoid intersection of W. Walnut St. and Ashland Ave.

SUNDAY 12/27/2020 11:30 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay residents should avoid the intersection of W. Walnut Street and Ashland Avenue.

Officials reported at around 11:30 a.m., that Green Bay police are in a standoff with an armed suspect at the intersection of W. Walnut Street and Ashland Avenue.

The S.W.A.T. team is also on scene.

Officers say residents should avoid the area.

Local 5 will follow this story and provide updates as more details become available.

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