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Wausau standoff suspect talks to Newsline 9

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- A man at the center of a Wausau police standoff is talking to Newsline 9 about what happened Thursday night.

Douglas Smith, 49, of Wausau faces charges of disorderly conduct, having a dangerous weapon, and possessing drug paraphernalia. Smith is accused of pulling what turned out to be a BB gun on teenagers Thursday night, causing the SWAT team to move in.

Smith was released on bond. On Friday he spoke with Newsline 9 about what happened.

"I thought the kids were, like, messing with someone else," said Smith. "So I just went to bed. I put the guns away and I went to sleep. And then, three hours later, they brought the armored car and started trying to pull us out of the house."

Smith has a pre-trial conference schedule for July 18.

Online Reporter: Daniel Woodruff

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