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Handled Correctly


January 29, 2020

Brian Keeffer

Authorities took all precautions when dealing with the stand off Tuesday in Lena.

At 10:30 pm Monday night, the call went out and authorities came out to Lena in response to a man who had barricaded himself, and his wife, in his home.

A lengthy "stand off" ensued in which the Stephenson County Sheriff's Department talked to the man who was threatening to commit suicide.

With the location of the home being in such close proximity to the route taken to all of the schools within the Lena-Winslow School District, the call went out at roughly five in the morning alerting everyone to a "situation" that necessitated the closing of school on Tuesday, and informing teachers th...

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