Man surrenders handgun, taken into custody

TURTLE LAKE - A 55-year-old Woodville man is being held on charges of being armed while intoxicated in connection with an incident last Friday evening, April 10.
Thomas Levasseur, 55, was allegedly firing shots from a residence at 1481 2 3/4 Street. The Barron County Sheriff's Department was notified at 10:40 p.m. about the gunshots and a deputy was dispatched to the scene. After hearing several gunshots coming from the home, the deputy called for the Barron/Rusk Emergency Response Team as well as officers from Turtle Lake, Cumberland and Barron police departments. During this time approximately 12 more shots were heard.
The response team attempted to make contact by phone with Levasseur but all attempts were unsuccessful. Armored vehicles were used to approach the house to make contact and after several attempts, Levasseur came to the front door of the residence with a handgun in his hand. After a few minutes of negotiation, Levasseur put the gun down and exited the home and was taken into custody without further incident.
After a medical evaluation, he will be taken to the Barron County Jail.
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