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One man arrested In Mosinee armed standoff

A Mosinee manhunt that turned into an armed standoff ended peacefully Monday morning.

It all started when 39 year old Scott Jirgl rolled his truck on County Highway B near Acorn Ridge Road at around 3:30 a.m.

When the Marathon County Sheriff's Department arrived, deputies found a truck upside down, but it was unoccupied.

About a half hour later, deputies successfully made contact with Jirgl at his mother's home at the corner of High and 5th street. Lt. Randy Albert says that's when the situation became tense.

Albert says, "When we got there, the operator had vacated the scene, so they followed the trail back to his residence, and once they arrived, they were able to speak with him briefly, and for some unknown reason, he decided to arm himself with a shotgun."

At that point, Albert says the SWAT Team and the Marathon County Crisis Negotiation Team were called in to assist. They arrived at 6 a-am and were able to quickly establish communication.

Albert says at that point, Jirgl had discarded his weapon and went to hide in the attic. By 7:30, he was convinced to surrender.

Jirgl's sister, Cindy Jones, says he has caused trouble at his mother's house before, so this incident does not come as a surprise.

Jones says, "He was helping out but he's always had a problem of drinking and police coming over there numerous other times."

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the accident and looking at charging Jirgl with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Lt. Albert says Jirgl was treated for injuries at St. Claire's Hospital before being transported to the Marathon County Jail.

According to Mosinee's Police Chief, Jirgl is held on a charge of disorderly conduct while armed with a dangerous weapon. Further charges could still come from District Attorney's Office.

Jirgl is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.

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