Charges Pending For Ripon Man Involved In Standoff

Charges are pending against a 46-year-old Ripon man involved in a standoff in the City Saturday night. Ripon Police officials say a female in a residence at 613 Abbey Court called relatives concerned about the man who was intoxicated and making suicidal threats. While they were talking to her the phone was disconnected. Ripon Police responded and requested help from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department and their SWAT Team. Officers were able to contact the female in the home and she was able to get out and meet with them. She told them the man inside the house was heavily intoxicated, agitated, and had threatened to harm himself throughout the night. While officers negotiated with the man they could see him walking around the residence with a firearm. Eventually he exited the home and surrendered to law enforcement. He was taken to the Fond du Lac County Health Care Center for evaluation and criminal charges are pending.