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Veteran safe after leading local law enforcement on chase

(WQOW) — An area veteran is safe tonight, after leading law enforcement on a chase Tuesday afternoon.

As News 18 reported, a Green Alert was issued on Tuesday for missing veteran Shaun Wischman. His family told police they were concerned for his welfare after comments he made Monday. They said he suffered from PTSD from his service overseas, as well as depression.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office said they found located his vehicle on STH 170 west of Colfax around 4:00 p.m. Shortly after stopping him, the veteran drove off, leading deputies on a chase through Colfax, Elk Mound and into Eau Claire County.

After several attempts to use tire strips to stop the car, and Eau Claire Sheriff’s Office squad car used a ‘pursuit intervention technique’ to stop the car.

Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd said the suspect showed a knife and refused to get out of the car. After about an hour of negotiations with Eau Claire and Dunn County deputies, he put down the knife and surrendered to authorities.

Bygd said he was taken to the hospital by Dunn County deputies for an evaluation.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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