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Police: Pair threatens medical staff with hatchet, meat tenderizer

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MINOCQUA, Wis. (WAOW) -

A man and a woman tried to hold a physicians assistant hostage, threatening her with a hatchet and meat tenderizer, according to the Minocqua Police Department,

Joseph Buza, 70, and Jillian Buza, 39, were arrested after Tuesday's incident at Marshfield Clinic's Minocqua facility.

According to Police Chief David Jaeger, the two went in for their appointments and as soon as they were alone with the physicians assistant they pulled out their weapons.

It happened just before 5 p.m.

Clinic employees were able to grab the hatchet away from the suspect while others had to pin the female suspect against the door, the according to Police Chief David Jaeger.

"They are the heroes in this whole thing, their actions prevented this situation from ending a worse manner," said Jaeger.

A loaded gun and ammunition were also later found in one of the suspect's bags.

Charges of false imprisonment, endangering safety, carrying a concealed weapon, attempted batter and disorderly conduct were forwarded to the district attorney's office. 

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