- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BANCROFT, Wis. (AP) - Portage County authorities say a woman is dead and her husband is in custody after a shooting in Bancroft.

Sheriff Mike Lukas says the 55-year-old man who barricaded himself in a home was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a four-hour standoff. He says the victim was suspect’s 44-year-old wife. The suspect has not yet been charged.

The incident was reported around 11 a.m. Authorities evacuated a nearby elementary school as a precaution, and closed the main street in the central Wisconsin community of about 500 people as officers from several agencies converged on the scene.

WSAW-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Jrmj8H ) the Bancroft Elementary School graduation ceremony was moved to a school in nearby Almond.



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